PYR gettin love

By Beth Patel

All our hard work from this past season of Philly Youth Radio is turning heads! Last week Luis Lopez’s piece, titled “Eulogy”, was played on NewsWorks Tonight on WHYY, 90.9.  Luis’s piece is very moving. If you haven’t listened to it yet, you should.

Our next student getting some buzz is Shayla Torres. We have two exciting announcements involving Shayla. The first is that her piece was a Featured Piece on the homepage of PRX today! Here is a screenshot from my account in case you can’t log-in and see for yourself!

Shayla on PRX’s homepage!

Here’s her piece if you want to give it a listen:

Shayla continues to be more awesome. She was selected to serve on PRX’s Youth Editorial Board! This is a three-month (paid) position which involves writing comments on youth-produced pieces, and blogging once a month about a favorite piece on Generation PRX. Go, Shayla!

Last but not least, the Ashoka Foundation’s StartEmpathy project recently launched, which will feature young people’s voices on bullying.  For their first piece, they selected Cristel’s “Soundtrack to School Violence,” check it out! 

Obviously, our students are awesome. Thanks WHYY, PRX, and the Ashoka Foundation for showing us some love!


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