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AZYEP
Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program
Sundays 2:00-4:00pm, Wednesdays 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.

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  • On this month’s episode of Dimensions in Diversity, host James Steindler speaks with LGBTQIA+ youth counselor and advocate Janet Gordon about mental health and LGBTQIA+ resources in the valley in the wake of the Club Q tragedy.
  • Roaring Fork High School students in Ms. McCracken's composition course wrote 90-100 word personal narratives to submit to the New York Times' Tiny Memoir contest. Here's a glimpse into the lives of the valley's teenagers.
  • Students in Be Heard, AZYEP's middle school radio exploration class, wrote and recorded mental health awareness PSAs. Click below and scroll to "Carbondale" to hear them all. https://azyep.org/en/mental-health-is-important/
  • Students from Riverview School in Glenwood Springs worked with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program to write and record informative projects. Hear Zella, Mia, and Ariel talk about Typhoid Mary. To hear more pieces about pollution, epidemics, and the Harlem renaissance, click on the link below https://azyep.org/en/project/riverview-podcasts/
  • Austin, Texas based band, The Deer, stopped by KDNK during the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment to drop off their new album, The Beautiful Undead, and play a few songs before their live performance at Steve's Guitars. Take a listen to youth DJ of AZYEP, Esmerelda, talking with The Deer before their show.
  • Third grade students at Crystal River Elementary School wrote and recorded public service announcements in support of water conservation. Take a listen to all the PSAs here: https://azyep.org/en/project/water-conservation-psas/
  • Third grade students at Sopris Elementary School wrote and recorded public service announcements informing listeners about the importance of conserving water. You can listen to all the students here: https://azyep.org/en/project/we-must-conserve-water/
  • Fourth grade students in Mrs. Hamilton's Reading class at Crystal River Elementary School wrote and recorded "This I Believe" essays to share with the community. Click below to listen to all the essays. https://azyep.org/en/project/this-i-believe-2/
  • Roaring Fork High School student, Manuel Rodelas, presents a senior capstone project on the impacts of vaping live on KDNK Community Access Radio.
  • Fifth grade students at BMS studied nutrition and healthy sleep and exercise patterns. Students wrote public service announcements to share their knowledge. Take listen to why they want you to stay healthy. Follow this link to listen to all the PSAs: https://azyep.org/en/project/bms-health-tips-3/