Stories from the Global Leadership Forum

IMG_9007Youth Media Project presents stories from the Global Leadership Forum, a summer program at the United World College in Las Vegas, NM. Students from all over the globe explore personal narratives that inspire them to create positive social change around the world.  Students from Norway to Japan to Sierre Leone talk about their personal struggles and hopes for the future.


Standing Strong — Intern Show

PicFrameYouth Media Project’s summer interns from Santa Fe University of Art and Design and New Mexico Highlands University bring us this edition of Audio Revolution. Hear the interns’ personal stories of “standing strong” along with interviews from the Santa Fe community.  Listen as interns describe the experience of working with Youth Media project and producing stories with our partners from the Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience and the United World College’s Global Leadership Forum.

The Best of the Best – 2013

IMG_3071In this episode of Audio Revolution we celebrate some of our favorite work from the most recent production season. Hear from members of YMP’s production team and our various partners throughout the community including the United World College, Reel Fathers and Capital High School. Stories cover a wide variety of topics including personal struggle, family issues, rites of passage, technology and spirituality.


Photo by Robb North via Flickr
Photo by Robb North via Flickr

The changing of seasons brings all kinds of excitement. Students explore the season of summer through a variety of lenses including stories about nostalgia, and activism as well as meditations on the season utilizing the forms of spoken word, vox pop and audio postcards. Hosts Gabe Rima and Sara Davis invite you to join them in the backyard and on the beach for this episode of Audio Revolution.


In this episode of Audio Revolution students explore the theme of conflict. The show features stories from all over the world thanks to Youth Media Project’s incredible partnership with the United World College. Students tackle the concept of conflict from the AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe, to the Arab Spring uprisings to the culture shock of returning to one’s home country after studying abroad. We also hear updates on an initiative to make the Railyard more welcoming to teens as well as an interview with Amy Lashway, founder and director of a local mental health treatment center.

Growth and Personal Development

photo (12)In this episode of Audio Revolution! Students explore all kinds of milestones including first tattoos, leaving for college and more. One student interviews folks at the Santa Fe Community College about their development of spirituality over time.  Contributors include members of Youth Media Project’s production team from NMSA, SFCC and the Santa Fe Indian school along with students from the United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico. Hosts Sara Davis and Chasity Salvador expertly guide the listening experience.

Audio Revolution Youth Showcase

Curtain Call
Curtain Call

On this edition of Audio Revolution we feature the work from the 2013 Audio Revolution Showcase. On April 25th Youth Media Project presented an evening of youth performance.  Teens performed original hip hop songs, poetry, jazz and acoustic jams focused around the theme of change. Hear students from Capital High School, New Mexico School for the Arts, Monte del Sol, SFCC, ATC and more as well as learn more about the programming and educational philosophy of YMP. The evening was hosted by Youth Media Project’s own Gabriel Rima along with Lexy McAvinchey.

Hip Hop Showcase

Left to Right: Cristina Medina, Hakim Bellamy, Daniel Gonzalez, Deborah Boldt and Allan Shedlin
Left to Right: Cristina Medina, Hakim Bellamy, Daniel Gonzalez, Deborah Boldt and Allan Shedlin

Youth Media Project explores the art form of Hip Hop through a partnership with REEL FATHERS, Capital High School and Hakim Bellamy and Manuel Gonzalez, two acclaimed poet/mentors who lead students to write, reflect and perform poetry responding to “The Father Question.” In addition, students from the Boys and Girls Club explore personal expression and the development of their unique voice.  Hosts Nando Palacios and Gabe Rima guides listeners through this engaging episode of Audio Revolution.

Media and Technology


YMP's Production Team along with mentor Gabe Rima
YMP’s Production Team along with mentor Gabe Rima

In this edition of Audio Revolution students from Youth Media Project’s after school production team explore the topic of media and technology. Students examine their own media dependency, the impact of outdated technology on the environment, memes, facebook and video games and online gaming communities. One student unplugs from all technology for a week and documents her experience.