Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

Sundays 2:00-4:00pm, Mondays 2:00-4:30pm, & Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm

AZYEP empowers youth from diverse backgrounds to express themselves, build self-confidence, and develop leadership skills through community broadcasting. AZYEP offers an inclusive, safe space for students to discover and use their voice. We facilitate learning opportunities through four programs on KDNK: live music broadcast, public affairs, youth news team and classroom collaborations.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program partnered with the Colorado Mountain College Upward Bound Program of West Garfield County. Pre Collegiate students from New Castle, Rife and Parachute interviewed community organizations and institutions in a four part series. Here the student interview Garfield County Commissioner, Mike Samson about his take on oil and gas in West Garfield County. 

American identity is complex and diverse. This spring, Bridges students explored the idea of "What it means to be American" through personal stories. 

This month, we say thank you and goodbye to host Steve Mills. In his last interview, he talks to Jessica Weissbuch, the founder of Brave Trails, which is a summer camp specifically for LGBTQ+ youth. 

Why is Art important to Carbondale? AZYEP Summer students ask this and many other questions to five local artisans: Natalie Spears, Chris Hassig, Sarah Uhl, Janelle Figgins, and Megan Jansen. 

We are Anthony and Jake

Jun 21, 2021

Students from the Access AfterSchool Rifle Boost Camp visited KDNK and read 'I Am' poems to share with the community. Meet Anthony and Jake.

I Am Paiton

Jun 21, 2021

Students from the Access AfterSchool Rifle Boost Camp visited KDNK and read 'I Am' poems to share with the community. Meet Paiton.

I Am Gia

Jun 21, 2021

Students from the Access AfterSchool Rifle Boost Camp visited KDNK and read 'I Am' poems to share with the community. Meet Gia.

I Am Meira

Jun 21, 2021

Students from the Access AfterSchool Rifle Boost Camp visited KDNK and read 'I Am' poems to share with the community. Meet Meira.

A Three Minute Inspiration by Amyah

Jun 15, 2021

AZYEP collaborates with 'The Serious Type' to share content and provide multiple platforms for students to share work, inspiration and creativity. Take a listen to a Three Minute Inspiration from Marble Charter School student, Amyah Clayborne. TST's mission is to empower and equip youth to create a happier and healthier world. More information about TST can be found at www.theserioustype.org

This Spring, Lily Webber released her first album, "Gamblin' Pennies." She's written, recorded, produced, and edited all of the songs with the help of a few friends. Listen as she shares some of the tracks and talks about the process. 

Mental Health is Important to Me

Jun 8, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community. Thanks to Mind Springs Health for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Jun 8, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community. Thanks to Mind Springs Health for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Jun 8, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community. Thanks to Mind Springs Health for support with this project.

  

Sarah and Ian Hoffman discuss why they decided to write three children's books about gender. "Jacob's New Dress," "Jacob's Room to Choose," and "Jacob's School Play Starring: He, She, and They" share the stories of gender nonconforming youth with the hope of promoting understanding and preventing bullying. 

Basalt Elementary students put together a Public Service Announcement to inform you about the importance of composting, how to do it yourself, and why they love the natural world. 

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

  

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

Riverside Middle School Monologues

Jun 2, 2021

Riverside Middle School Vikings wrote and performed their own monologues. This project was a collaboration between Riverside Middle School, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and KDNK.

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