The students and educators from YEBO – Youth Empowerment Broadcasting Organization – make podcasts and other media as a form of self-empowerment. Godwin, Bella, Salem, and Cristina share four stories about crushes, Christmas dinners, favorite meals from grandma, and the quiet moments we share with family.
YEBO, a Denver nonprofit focused on empowering young people through podcasts and storytelling, hosted and helped coordinate this episode. Recorded December 2022 at Empower Community High School in Aurora.
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My Story So Far is a Community Audio project of Colorado Public Radio’s Audio Innovations Studio — part of the NPR Network.
Host and producer: Luis Antonio Perez
Producer: Emily Williams
Editor: Jo Erickson
Mixing: Rebekah Romberg
Additional producers: Kibwe Cooper, Erin Jones
Theme music by Daniel Mescher; additional music courtesy Universal Production Music
Cover Art: Maria Juliana Pinzón
Executive producer: Brad Turner
Thanks also to Hart van Denburg, Jodi Gersh, Clara Shelton, Matt Herz, Pedro Lumbrano, Martin Skavish, Kim Nguyen, Rachel Estabrook, Carl Bilek, Ryan Warner, Cayla Montoya-Manzo and Brittany Werges.