56 episodes

This is Power Your Story, a podcast produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.

Each season is produced by a new group of students under the mentorship of digital media producer, Andrea Klunder, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most: bullying, social change, aft, music, food and dreams for the future.

Production support from After School Matters and The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. We hope you learn something new by listening. Peace.

Power Your Story Podcast Tech Students, The Creative Impostor Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

This is Power Your Story, a podcast produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.

Each season is produced by a new group of students under the mentorship of digital media producer, Andrea Klunder, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most: bullying, social change, aft, music, food and dreams for the future.

Production support from After School Matters and The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. We hope you learn something new by listening. Peace.

    Getting to the finals with the Google Podcasts Creator Program and PRX

    Getting to the finals with the Google Podcasts Creator Program and PRX

    Sometimes you win and sometimes you don't. But it feels good when someone notices what you're creating.
    Hear this story about what happened when we applied to the Google Podcasts Creator Program with PRX.
    We applied in 2019 and this update is provided by our program director and mentor, Ms. Andrea Klunder.


    For season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 
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    http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast
    Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast
    YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast
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    Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
    Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
    Season 6 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, D'Vonte, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Mark, Mekhi, and Zamire.
    Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.

    • 6 min
    Sports mastery and advice for student athletes with DeShawn Fontleroy

    Sports mastery and advice for student athletes with DeShawn Fontleroy

    It's the sports episode you've been waiting for!
    DeShawn Fontleroy, RBT, is a USA Track and Field Coach, USAW Sports Performance Coach, and founder of ProForce Athletics. He specializes in problems of training–including the role of strength training, sprinting, and jumping ability in the athlete’s physical preparation. His podcast is The Science of Sports Mastery.
    We talk about careers in sports management and coaching, staying focused and developing a strong personal mindset (in athletics and in life), and DeShawn's personal success story.
    This interview was recorded in 2019.
    Learn more about DeShawn and his athletic training services at http://proforceathletics.com/.
    Then check out The Science of Sports Mastery podcast at http://sportsmastery.com/ or in your favorite podcast app.
    For season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 
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    http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast
    Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast
    YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast
    ***
    Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
    Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
    Season 6 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, D'Vonte, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Mark, Mekhi, and Zamire.
    Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.

    • 31 min
    How music and art can save you with Sandra Antongiorgi

    How music and art can save you with Sandra Antongiorgi

    How do you get started on the path of being a professional artist and musician?
    What do you do if your work isn't as good as you want it to be?
    What does it take to be successful?
    Sandra Antongiorgi is a Chicago-based artist with two creative passions as both a visual artist and a vocalist and musician.
    She talks with us about how pursuing her passions saved her throughout hard times as a child and throughout her life and shares gratitude for the people who supported and helped her along the way.
    And she gives some good advice for anyone who wants to follow their own creative passions.
    Check out her music and art at http://www.santongiorgi.com/. 
    This episode was produced by Keyanna, Carlos, Brandon, Christobel, and Elvis in 2019.


    For season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 
    ***
    http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast
    Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast
    YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast
    ***
    Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
    Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
    Season 6 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, D'Vonte, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Mark, Mekhi, and Zamire.
    Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.

    • 46 min
    Perception: Disabilities, Stress & Video Games - Our NPR Student Challenge Story

    Perception: Disabilities, Stress & Video Games - Our NPR Student Challenge Story

    How do you perceive people with disabilities?
    How does your disability impact your life?
    How do you deal with the stress of every day living?
    In 2019, we created this story for the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. We didn't win, but we think it's pretty awesome anyway!
    This episode features stories from Brandon, Keyanna, Joel, Carlos, Elvis, and D’Vonte. We also hear the voices of Al, Mekhi, Justus, Zamire, Juan, and Edward.


    For season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 
    ***
    http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast
    Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast
    YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast
    ***
    Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
    Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
    Season 6 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, D'Vonte, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Mark, Mekhi, and Zamire.
    Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.

    • 13 min
    Feel Better in Nature featuring Ian Chadwick, nature educator and park ranger, Joshua Tree National Park

    Feel Better in Nature featuring Ian Chadwick, nature educator and park ranger, Joshua Tree National Park

    Ian Chadwick joined us online all the way from California, where he works as a ranger in Joshua Tree National Park. 
    Before that Ian lived in Chicago and worked as nature educator in different places.
    He shares his own story of why he grew to love nature, why he thinks it's important to connect with it even if you live in the city, and why we should protect our natural environment.
    He recommends Every Kid Outdoors, a program through the National Parks to give free passes or checking out your local park district.
    And for those of us living in and around Chicago, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Garfield Park Conservatory, Lincoln Park Zoo (especially the African Penguins), North Park Village Nature Center, and the nearby Indiana Dunes National Park.
    Nature is one of producer Mark's favorite things and he produced this episode with Joel, Al, and Elvis, Edward, and Justus.


    On season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 
    ***
    http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast
    Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast
    YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast
    ***
    Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
    Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
    Season 6 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, D'Vonte, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Mark, Mekhi, and Zamire.
    Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.

    • 37 min
    How to Deal with Stress, Anxiety, and Bottled Up Emotions with Sarah Buino from Conversations with a Wounded Healer

    How to Deal with Stress, Anxiety, and Bottled Up Emotions with Sarah Buino from Conversations with a Wounded Healer

    We talked with Sarah Buino, licensed clinical social worker and founder of Head/Heart Therapy in Chicago, about addiction, and our experiences with stress, anxiety, OCD, and bottled up emotions. 
    Sarah shared tips about using the things you love to do to help when you have these kinds of experiences -- like listening to music, singing, playing video games, going outside, and moving your body.
    We also talk about Reiki, tarot cards, and super hero psychology.
    Sarah shared that she doesn't like the word "control" when talking about your feelings and your body's response to stress. Find out what do do instead.
    Check out Sarah's podcast Conversations with a Wounded Healer.
    This interview was recorded in 2019. Since then her show has grown a lot! She talks with other healers about how people do our own healing work while helping others.
    Sarah's favorite social media is Instagram.


    On season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 
    ***
    http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast
    Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast
    YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast
    ***
    Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.
    Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.
    Season 6 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, D'Vonte, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Mark, Mekhi, and Zamire.
    Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Great young voices

I listened to the "Bullying" episode. This podcast is very well produced and the young people contributing their stories do an amazing job talking about a tough subject. Good job all around!

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