In a world where it isn't safe to have vulnerable conversations, we need spaces to talk about the challenges and anxieties we face when communicating with others. Join AnnMarie from The Practice Space and a team of high school students as they discuss everyday stories, accessible research, and techniques for finding your voice and communicating effectively.
S4E3: Exploring New Adventures
What does it mean to embark on new adventures? In this episode, participants from our Middle School Speech camp creatively explore the many angles of this question within their very own podcast production teams! Stories shared include: post covid travel plans, fun facts about new places, interesting travel stories with tips, how digital art and video games can be their own adventures, discussing differences between journeys and quests, telling imaginative adventure stories, and even a few fictional commercials.
S4E2: First Time Storytellers
Do you remember the first time you ever expressed yourself through public speaking or told a story about your life? In this episode, you will hear participants in our Young Speakers Camp do just that. For many of them, participating in this program was the first opportunity they get to practice the skills of communication and storytelling in a safe space that builds their confidence. Stories shared include: first steps taken, trying new things, being helpful, biggest fears, and learning from mistakes.
S4E1: Exploring Childhood Memories
What comes to mind when you think of childhood memories and the stories we tell about them? In this episode, we explore the theme of childhood memories and what we can learn from sharing our stories. You’ll hear from the participants in our Storytelling and Podcasting club as they share their perspectives and reflections on art, siblings, scars, and storytelling. Stories shared include: why drawing is a fun hobby, what we can learn from sibling dynamics, and a memorable first trip to the emergency room.
Bonus Episode: Young Podcasters
In this episode, we introduce some of our youngest speakers at The Practice Space. As part of an introduction to podcasting class, students ages 8-10 created short teasers to introduce their ideas for original podcasts. From neighborhood stories to dreams of a fish, these students definitely show how creative their voices can be.
Bonus Episode: A Youth Leader's Voice on Public Education
In this episode of Youth Aloud, you will be hearing from Ella Bramwell, a rising senior at El Cerrito High School and participant in our Expressive Leaders program. She looked into public school funding specifically in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. She examines how funding, and recent budget cuts will affect programs, students, and staff.
S3E3: Journeys of Self-Confidence
In this episode of Youth Aloud, we talk about the importance of having a voice, even when it feels scary or uncertain. You’ll be hearing from TPS staff member Nancy Correa on sharing her experience in the foster system, students from Davis Joint Unified on what helps them build self-confidence and have a voice, and Mela Seyoum on why we need to speak up and share out today.
Talented New Voices
Great to see these students making themselves heard through this podcast. Can't wait for the next episode!