AZYEP Youth News

Nyibol Bior is a special education teacher in Colorado with an amazing journey. After walking over 1000 miles to a refugee camp in Kenya at 8 years old, Nyibol made her way to the United States. She tells her story in her new, self-published book, “My beautiful colors.” Hear about the lessons she learned from her grandmother and the resilience that helped her and her family build a new life.

Andy Zanca Youth reporters from the TRIO Upward Bound Program of Eagle and Lake counties interview Vail Health Infection Preventionist Caitlyn Ngam regarding the COVID vaccine. The students also offer some of their own personal reflections of the pandemic.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 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.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 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.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 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.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 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.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

  

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 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.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Get to Know Local Farmers with AZYEP

Aug 23, 2021

This summer, AZYEP students spent a week visiting farms and getting to know their local farmers. Listen and learn from some of the different growers around the valley. 

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program reporters from the TRIO Upward Bound Program interview Parachute Police Chief Samuel Stewart and Garfield County Deputy and Garfield-16 School District’s Student Resource Officer James Miller about law enforcement in West Garfield County.

Kelsy Been and Brianda Cervantes of the Roaring Fork School District share updates on COVID protocols for the  school year. / Kelsy Been y Brianda Cervantes del Distrito Escolar de Roaring Fork comparten actualizaciones sobre los protocolos COVID para el año escolar.

Who Are Our First Generation Students?

Aug 2, 2021

Colorado Mountain College's TRIO Upward Bound of West Garfield County program supports first generation students during their path to college. AZYEP interviewed thirteen students on their unique dreams and goals for the future. 

I Am Steven

Jul 22, 2021

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

I Am Grayson

Jul 22, 2021

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

I Am Lizzie

Jul 22, 2021

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

I Am Cordelia

Jul 22, 2021

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

I Am Gunner

Jul 22, 2021

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

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. 

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