Welcome to Youth Voices
WAMU's Youth Voices program teaches high school and college-age students how to produce commentaries, stories and interviews for radio. These segments focus on issues that affect their lives and the communities in which they live. Youth Voices works with Youth Radio and D.C's Latin American Youth Center by conducting workshops at LAYC and at WAMU where they interact with professional radio journalists, producers and managers. These segments are considered for broadcast on WAMU and may be offered nationally through PRX, an Internet content-sharing platform. Many Youth Voices segments have been broadcast on radio stations from New York to Oregon.
Participants learn how to create, develop and research radio commentaries and stories; to conduct interviews, write radio scripts, and to use digital editing software. Youth Voices accepts applications throughout the year, and chooses small groups of students through a selective application process. To request an application, click here.