15 episodes

The 13th Grade Podcast is an audio experience for lifelong learners. We're breaking down topics that we didn't learn in school through expert interviews, personal stories, and some opinionated Gen Z'ers.

Themes include personal finance, relationships, self-discovery, politics, and so much more!

Host: Rebecca Borough
Produced by: Knit Marketing

The 13th Grade Podcast Knit Marketing

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The 13th Grade Podcast is an audio experience for lifelong learners. We're breaking down topics that we didn't learn in school through expert interviews, personal stories, and some opinionated Gen Z'ers.

Themes include personal finance, relationships, self-discovery, politics, and so much more!

Host: Rebecca Borough
Produced by: Knit Marketing

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    • 1 min
    Traveling Abroad and Coming Home with Lindsay Cohen, Cancer Institute Administrator

    Traveling Abroad and Coming Home with Lindsay Cohen, Cancer Institute Administrator

    Traveling Abroad and Coming Home with Lindsay Cohen, Cancer Institute Administrator

    Class: Culture Shock

    Episode summary:

    From 2010-2012, Rebecca and guest speaker Lindsay Cohen settled down in small towns of Mexico as peace corp volunteers. During their time there, they were assigned work to help their communities, but that work had had its ups and downs. While working on their missions, along the way they ended up learning a lot about the Mexican culture and even trying to share a piece of themselves with the community they grew so close to. Listen to them reminisce on their stories and experiences arriving in Mexico as well as leaving.

    Lindsay’s Bio:

    Lindsay Cohen currently works with Catholic Health as the Administrative Director to The Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital on Long Island, New York. Prior to Catholic Health, she spent several years in various operational supervisory roles at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, New York under the Department of Neurology. Lindsay’s passion for healthcare administration came to fruition after she served in the United States Peace Corps for 27 months where she was given the opportunity to work in a community health clinic as well as teach a health and wellness class to students. After serving in the Peace Corps, Lindsay earned her Masters of Public Health with a focus in Health Policy and Management from CUNY Hunter.

    Topics discussed:


    Lindsay’s intro - [1:24]
    The living situation in Mexico - [3:09]
    Thanksgiving story - [5:15]
    Say yes! - [11:22]
    1 trip can influence your career path - [14:46]
    The recycling project tragedy - [20:30]
    Going back home in the states - [32:23]
    Final advice - [46:09]

    Resources:


    About the Peace Corp: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/
    Follow Lindsay on Instagram @lbc9267


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    Franklin Education Services - Offering vetted tutors in one-on-one schooling, educational therapy, test preparation, school placement, educational consulting, and advocacy. Call Franklin today at 310-571-1176 or visit FranklinEd.com to learn more.

    Knit Marketing - Get a fresh perspective on your marketing! Knit’s youth team brings a fresh perspective to social media, content creation, web development, and ad management. If your business needs a youth voice, head over to knitmarketing.com to schedule a free consultation today.

    • 48 min
    Immersing into Mexican Culture with Moriah McLeod, Artist, Traveler, and Paint Maker

    Immersing into Mexican Culture with Moriah McLeod, Artist, Traveler, and Paint Maker

    Immersing into Mexican Culture with Moriah McLeod, Artist, Traveler, and Paint Maker

    Class: Culture Shock

    Episode summary: Moriah’s deep interest in deaf culture landed her to be extremely involved in helping the Mexican deaf community, despite initially not speaking Spanish or Spanish sign language! On the podcast, she shares stories and observations from when she landed in Mexico to the moment she departed. Moriah’s journey is a reminder to step out of your comfort zone because you never know the beauty you will find.

    Moriah’s Bio:

    Moriah currently works at a paint store right in the middle of Oxnard, California where she uses Spanish daily and loves the Hispanic community. A few hobbies are: learning about healthy soil, studio barre, ukulele, dancing, singing, & writing. One day she plans to write books about her various experiences in Mexico/coming back to the states.

    Topics discussed:


    Moriah’s background - [1:35]
    Traveling to México - [3:47]
    American vs Spanish Sign Language - [7:29]
    American microculture - [9:13]
    Stepping out of the comfort zone and into Oaxaca - [13:32]
    Culture shock - [19:32]
    Challenges of being in a new place - [22:12]
    Personal boundaries when integrating - [23:47]
    Building a Deaf school in Querétaro, México - [28:57]
    Coming back to the States - [35:27]
    Advice for anyone on a similar path - [38:58]


    Resources:


    Link for Spanish School: Roca Blanca Spanish Language School | Spanish for Cross Cultural Christians

    Follow Moriah on IG: @streams.that.heal


    Moriah’s spontaneous writings and poems:


    Whenheatcomesblog.wordpress.com

    https://link.medium.com/Vcas6GQMaeb


    Partners / Ads:


    Knit Marketing Academy - In addition to hiring and training our own team, we love to help businesses grow their own youth teams. Whether you’re starting a summer internship program or hiring a social media manager, give us a call and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about youth employment. knitmarketing.com

    • 43 min
    Stories from First Generation Nigerian American Adewole Williams, Nonprofit Case Manager

    Stories from First Generation Nigerian American Adewole Williams, Nonprofit Case Manager

    Stories from First Generation Nigerian American Adewole Williams, Nonprofit Case Manager

    Class: Culture Shock

    Episode summary: Beginning in Nigeria, Adewole’s parents made the decision to move to the U.S. where he was born. In this episode, listen to his unique experience navigating his identity in the U.S. and even in Argentina! We go all the way back to his elementary school days, learn about his parents, and more.

    Adewole’s Bio:

    Adewole Williams is a US born Nigerian American, who's love for music, art, and community drives him. He's a recording artist, and a case manager at a non-profit that works to decrease recidivism amongst the homeless population in Los Angeles County.

    Topics discussed:


    Adewole’s introduction - [3:30]
    Growing up with Nigerian parents - [7:03]
    Language - [9:49]
    Belonging in the school setting - [11:40]
    Media's perception of African Americans - [18:33]
    Study abroad in Argentina - [29:06]
    Final Advice for Listeners - [46:43]


    Resources:


    Sol Education Abroad: https://www.soleducation.com/

    Follow Adewole on Instagram here instagram.com/graphikla

    Graphik on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/13TeJvIXTrI3r8l92VZdvt


    Partners / Ads:


    Knit Marketing Academy - In addition to hiring and training our own team, we love to help businesses grow their own youth teams. Whether you’re starting a summer internship program or hiring a social media manager, give us a call and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about youth employment. knitmarketing.com

    • 51 min
    Planting Roots in Los Angeles with Marina Terteryan, Professional Service Designer

    Planting Roots in Los Angeles with Marina Terteryan, Professional Service Designer

    Planting Roots in Los Angeles with Marina Terteryan, Professional Service Designer

    Class: Culture Shock

    Episode summary: Marina is an Armenian American immigrant living in Los Angeles, and although she is now settled in with a successful career in service design, it wasn’t always like this. In this episode she gets personal, gives us great analogies to help us understand the hardships she faced as an immigrant, and shares how she used those hardships to be the great person and designer she is today.

    Marina’s Bio: Marina Terteryan is a Service Design leader and conscious entrepreneur working at the intersection of service design, behavior science, education, and social justice. She was born in Yerevan, Armenia, but says she grew up in "Los Angeles, Armenia," as she navigated the intersectionality of her various identities as an immigrant.

    As a “Professional First Penguin,” she makes it her mission to take the first leap on great new things, in order to build opportunities and set an empowering example for those around her. She runs The Why Lab, an innovation school that helps people use the power of design to solve complex challenges.

    Topics discussed:


    Marina’s Introduction - [2:51]
    Armenia ➡ Los Angeles - [4:32]
    Navigating American School - [7:32]
    Challenges of Stepping into a New World - [9:11]
    Childhood Memories - [12:11]
    The First Penguin - [16:47]
    Marina’s Career Journey - [25:57]
    Blending Career + Identity - [30:44]
    Lessons to Take Home - [44:21]


    Resources:


    Being the First Penguin article: https://medium.com/@thewhylab/on-being-the-first-penguin-fbccb1981b7b

    What the actual First Penguin experience looks like (the funny image we referenced): https://twitter.com/thewhylab/status/1324474074999914496

    Personal website: marinaterteryan.com

    The Why Lab on Twitter: twitter.com/thewhylab


    Service Design Resources:


    Why Service Design Thinking Podcast: whyservicedesignthinking.com

    This is Service Design Doing Book: http://thisisservicedesigndoing.com

    What is Service Design: https://store.swissinnovation.academy/course-what-is-service-design


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    Knit Marketing Academy - In addition to hiring and training our own team, we love to help businesses grow their own youth teams. Whether you’re starting a summer internship program or hiring a social media manager, give us a call and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about youth employment. knitmarketing.com

    • 47 min
    Class Final: Personal Finance and First-Time Home Buying 101 - The #TeamKnit Take

    Class Final: Personal Finance and First-Time Home Buying 101 - The #TeamKnit Take

    Class Final: Personal Finance and First-Time Home Buying 101 - The #TeamKnit Take

    Class: Personal Finance and First-Time Home Buying 101

    Episode summary: The team of Knit Marketing, Rebecca, Yesenia, Abeyah, and Jaksondebrief 4 episodes of The 13th Grade Podcast class on Personal Finance and First-Time Home Buying, sharing lessons learned.

    Topics discussed:


    Recap of class - [2:50]

    General takeaways - [4:04]

    Budgeting tips - [7:24]

    Home ownership - [11:50]

    Spending vs. saving habits - [17:08]

    How to buy a house - [24:48]

    Storytime: Money Ninja, by Mary Ninh - [30:00]


    Resources:


    Personal Finance with Erika Hopkins YNAB Evangelist and University Supervisor

    Personal Savings with Vineet Prasad, Financial Counselor and Founder of Savings Academy

    A Personal Home Buying Experience with Erin, First Time Home Owner

    Advice for First Time Home Buying with Hilary Blaha, Realtor

    YNAB. Personal Budgeting Software

    Ninjalifehacks.tv


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Becca@Knit ,

TeamKnit is the best!

Love the team conversations and getting to hear how the lessons learned applied to everyone.

E.Hops ,

So enjoyable!

With only 1 episode I’m already hooked! The 13th grade talks about all the things we weren’t taught in school (and some that we probably were but slept through class that day). I highly recommend for those of us out of formal education AND those who are still trekking along. Becca (the host) makes the gusts feel comfortable and willing to share and it’s a great listen! Highly recommend!!

Racheljackie ,

Great episode!

Such a fun listen! Can’t wait for more episodes to release!

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