Youth

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Anders Carlson and Maiah Saucedo of Visionary Aerials joined Raleigh Burleigh to share about their coverage of Climate Week in New York City.

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Diana Alcantara teaches Spanish at Carbondale Community School and runs the school's garden program. Sara Tymczyszyn is the market manager for Carbondale's Farmers' Market and aspires to start a youth gardening project for teens in the Roaring Fork Valley. Host Bill Kight talks to them about the importance of connecting youth with the land through local agriculture.

Through a Roaring Fork School District Capstone Project, Basalt High School senior Julius Vasquez organized free counseling for students and staff once a month. Here Vasquez talks about the project with community expert Craig Farnum.   

Psychologist John Van Dreal has spent almost 30 years working with troubled kids. Still, it's always unsettling to get the kind of phone call he received one morning eight years ago as he was on his way to a meeting.

"I got a call from the assistant principal at North [Salem] High, reporting that a student had made some threats on the Internet," remembers Van Dreal, the director of safety and risk management for Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore.

Threats of violence in a Facebook post

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With vaping on the rise among youth, especially in Colorado, Youth Zone is piloting a project with the Roaring Fork School District to intervene before students are issued a ticket. To learn more about the program, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Youth Zone executive director Lori Mueller.

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Local youth advocacy nonprofit YouthZone has departed from their longtime fundraiser, the annual Kiss ‘N Squeal, to explore a talent showcase for participants of the program. The Ascent Showcase is on Wednesday, October 3 at the Temporary, from 6 to 8 pm. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports…

Executive Director Kevin McManaman of AspenOUT talks with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program about support opportunities for students during the 2018 - 2019 school year. 

Local Youth Capture Climate Change on Film

Jun 15, 2018
Wild Rose Education

Local students are using film to explore personal interests around climate change. Wild Rose Education, in partnership with CU-Boulder climate scientists and Colorado Film School mentors, bring Lens on Climate Change to the Roaring Fork Valley. Megan Webber, with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, has more. The community is invited to a screening of the five short films produced during the week at the Third Street Center on Saturday, June 16, at 2pm.