“Philly Youth Radio provides high school students with the tools, training and mentorship to create their own radio stories- and the opportunity to share them on a larger stage.”
Through collaboration with professional audio producers, young people engage in intensive radio production workshops to produce stories about issues important to them and their communities. Our hope is that these youth-produced radio stories will promote intercultural and intergenerational dialogue as well as better understanding about young peoples lives and contributions.
Project-based radio production workshops that cover the basics of story pitching, script-writing, interviewing, digital editing, and voicing. At the end of each Philly Youth Radio season, all students have produced a broadcast quality radio story.
In Spring of 2011, four youth radio apprentices created “Students of Violence,” a series of first person essays about school violence and bullying. In the series, you’ll hear Philadelphia high school students tell true stories about the violence that has changed their lives. You can listen to the “Students of Violence” series here.
Our most recent project concluded in March of 2012. We focused on the theme of “Teen Sanctuaries”, the safe places where we go to recharge. Our audio stories, which are coupled with slideshows, can be viewed here!
We run project to project
and have limited resources, so we are always looking for new volunteers. We are also always on the lookout for our next team of youth radio producers.
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