As the second installment of Youth Media Project’s Facing Poverty Series, students explored international experiences of poverty alongside local experiences of poverty. Segments range from students at United World College to students at YouthWorks! about diverse topics such as drug addiction and poverty, differences between growing up poor in New and Old Mexico and much more. Hosts Max Kalyani and Sayra Olivares help listeners understand the complexities of each intense and profound personal story. Take a listen!
In the first installment of our special Facing Poverty Series, Youth Media Project focused on the expectations and stereotypes society, our families, our teachers and other institutions place on youth who have dropped out of school or been incarcerated. Working exclusively with a local non-profit, YouthWorks!, YMP created this heartfelt and intense show that details the lives of many students now on the path towards gaining their GEDs after overcoming many many hardships. Please lend your ears to these often overlooked and unheard stories.