The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program believes youth have an important voice and the community needs opportunities to listen. We partner with KDNK Carbondale Community Access Radio to engage young people in community broadcasting through four main programs: weekly radio shows, monthly news programs, classroom partnerships and peer mentoring. Involvement in community radio helps young people feel comfortable and confident using their voice both on and off the air. Young people feel valued in the community when people hear what they have to share. Participating with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program cultivates communication and public speaking skills, connection in the community and responsibility to follow through on commitments and consider the impacts of our choices on others.