Youth Express is a 24/7 streaming Internet radio service featuring original writing, music, theater, journalism and reflections from Pittsburgh-area youth. Created by SLB Radio Productions, Inc., Youth Express leverages SLB-developed principles and methods successfully deployed throughout its 35+ years of encouraging and distributing authentic stories, ideas and creative work by thousands of children and youth in Grades K-12 to an audience of peers and adults.
Youth Express features a broad range of youth-created content.
- Youth writing from class assignments
- Youth-led open mics
- Poetry slams
- High school newspaper writing
- Student talk shows
- Independent writing
- Student-hosted talk shows specific to their school or community
Contact email@example.com to submit material, request our help in recording your material, or share your programming ideas.
- Provides a distribution method and audience to support youth as they aspire to share thoughts and ideas, write clearly and become more engaged with their community.
- Provides a comprehensive and inclusive outlet for youth voice that demonstrates Pittsburgh’s overall commitment to youth.
- Helps (1) eliminate preconceived notions about neighborhoods, ethnic or racial background, and other factors, (2) improve overall understanding and empathy for people whose situations are different than their own, and (3) inform other generations about youth-centric issues.
- Lets participating youth sharpen skills (e.g., interviewing, writing, speaking, persuasiveness, editing, teamwork, deadline compliance) that support academic standards, badge-based learning, college/ workforce readiness, and other 21st Century workforce skills.
Is available on smartphones, tablets, PCs and portable Internet radios ensuring that virtually anyone can listen.
Download the new Youth Express App today and #CatchTheFuture
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