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YEBOlab is the podcasting platform for the Youth Empowerment Broadcasting Organization (YEBO). Our content centers and celebrates the voices of BIPOC-identifying youth across Colorado.

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YEBOlab is the podcasting platform for the Youth Empowerment Broadcasting Organization (YEBO). Our content centers and celebrates the voices of BIPOC-identifying youth across Colorado.

    Mixtape Vol. #2: Ednium

    Mixtape Vol. #2: Ednium

    Welcome to Mission 1477, YEBO’s statewide storytelling initiative centering and celebrating the voices of people in our communities. The theme of this Mixtape is "Home," six stories inspired by the Mile High City. Our partner for this installment is Ednium: The Alumni Collective, a nonprofit aiming to mobilize Denver Public School alumni as a powerful force to change the way cities educate and reinvest in its homegrown talent.

    Hosted and produced by the Growing Storyteller, Isaura Maria, and edited by The Composer, Dane Desai. Recorded live at YEBO’s headquarters in Green Spaces, Denver.



    The Stories:

    (01:26) Brayan Montes learns a valuable lesson during First Friday on Santa Fe.

    (08:59) Kathe Traore finds a new beginning at CU Denver.

    (16:36) David Martinez reimagines his identity after meeting a local icon.

    (23:01) Peter Lubembela discovers his personal power while advocating for a neighborhood school.

    (30:10) Hanna Fernandez receives a profound gift from a stranger.

    (36:24) TeRay Esquibel finds humanity while walking to the light rail station.



    Links: Learn more about Ednium

    • 44 min
    Mixtape Vol. #2: Colorado Youth Congress

    Mixtape Vol. #2: Colorado Youth Congress

    Welcome to Mission 1477, YEBO’s statewide storytelling initiative centering and celebrating the voices of people in our communities. The theme of this Mixtape is "Home," four stories inspired by the power of community. Our partner for this installment is the Colorado Youth Congress, a nonprofit working with young people to transform themselves, communities, and broader systems through individual healing and community health.

    Hosted and produced by the Growing Storyteller, Isaura Maria, and edited by The Composer, Dane Desai. Recorded live at YEBO’s headquarters in Green Spaces, Denver.



    The Stories:

    (01:21) Ahmed Eltayeb finds healing after the loss of a close family member.

    (09:23) Aiyana Urbina reflects on the impact of her 8th grade continuation.

    (17:05) Grace Mabongo gains a lesson in kindness from a classmate.

    (23:13) Vanessa Ambriz bonds with her siblings while watching TV.



    Links:

    ⁠Learn more about the Colorado Youth Congress

    • 29 min
    Mixtape Vol. #2: Convivir & Venzor Sisters

    Mixtape Vol. #2: Convivir & Venzor Sisters

    Welcome to Mission 1477, YEBO’s statewide storytelling initiative centering and celebrating the voices of people in our communities. The theme of this Mixtape is "Home," six stories about family traditions. Our partners for this installment are the Venzor sisters and Convivir Colorado, a nonprofit supporting youth as they find power in their migrant experience.

    Hosted and produced by the Growing Storyteller, Isaura Maria, and edited by The Composer, Dane Desai. Recorded live at YEBO’s headquarters in Green Spaces, Denver.



    The Stories:

    (01:17) Alejandra Venzor finds inspiration in a blue hiking backpack.

    (06:40) Elisabeth Rodriguez connects with her dad over a dance.

    (13:39) Miriam Valtierra grows closer to her family while making tamales.

    (19:42) Paulina Venzor finds home in the form of a gas station snack.

    (26:53) Efren Saenz learns a valuable lesson by playing games with his cousin.

    (32:00) Alejandro Fuentes discovers love at the dinner table.



    Links:

    Learn more about Convivir Colorado

    • 40 min
    Moonshot: The Power of Community

    Moonshot: The Power of Community

    In this special episode, YEBO interviews eight Denver-based social entrepreneurs to explore how the Moonshot edVentures fellowship shaped their lives and careers. Moonshot edVentures is a non-profit organization building a diverse pipeline of leaders who are launching education innovations in Metro Denver.

    Interviews were recorded live at Moss Denver during Moonshot’s “The Power of Community” event on November 9, 2023.

    Hosted and produced by Moonshot alums and YEBO’s own Cristina Chacon (C2) and Cory Montalvo (C1). Edited by Isaura Maria.

    Links:

    Learn more about Moonshot edVentures

    • 22 min
    Mixtape Vol. #1

    Mixtape Vol. #1

    Welcome to Mission 1477, YEBO’s statewide storytelling initiative centering and celebrating the voices of people in our communities. The theme of this Mixtape is “Bloom,” five stories about transformation and growth. These are stories about the moments that help us gain a deeper insight into who we are and the world around us. Hosted and produced by YEBO’s Growing Storyteller, Isaura Maria, and recorded at YEBO’s headquarters in Green Spaces, Denver.



    The Stories:

    (00:48) Alejandra Vasquez learns life-changing news while eating chicken nuggets.

    (09:02) Cory Montalvo comes face to face with lions.

    (20:21) Seizon Draper reinvents himself through an avatar.

    (26:09) Maricarmen Crisostomo finds guidance in her first year of high school.

    (32:28) Adolfo Cruz finds inspiration while scrolling through Instagram.


    Links:Learn more about Mission 1477Explore the LiTT LabVisit Adolfo's Twitch stream

    • 38 min
    Mixtape Vol. #0 (Pilot Episode)

    Mixtape Vol. #0 (Pilot Episode)

    Welcome to Mission 1477, YEBO’s statewide storytelling initiative centering and celebrating the voices of people in our communities. In this pilot Mixtape, five stories of firsts. The things we learn and feel when experiencing something for the first time. Hosted by YEBO's Ideas Bender, Jadyn Nguyen. This Mixtape is produced with the Audio Innovations team at Colorado Public Radio.

    The stories:

    Bella Herrera spends Christmas with her father after her parents divorce. 

    Mino Solis finds themselves on the battlefield of love. 

    Selam Hill reminisces on the power of a homecooked meal.

    Godwin Amouzou shares a tale about the indomitable spirit. 

    Cristina Chacon takes us on the journey of learning how to cut her father's hair.

    • 46 min

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