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Generation Voice

Students in Generation Voice, Delaware Public Media’s youth radio program at Mount Pleasant High School, recently recorded a conversation with a loved one.

Their conversations were inspired by the Great Thanksgiving Listen, a national education project developed by StoryCorps that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder.


Students in Generation Voice, Delaware Public Media’s youth radio program at Mount Pleasant High School, recently recorded a conversation with a loved one.

Their conversations were inspired by the Great Thanksgiving Listen, a national education project developed by StoryCorps that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder.


In this week’s Enlighten Me - we continue highlighting work done this year by students in our Generation Voice Youth Media project at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District.


In this week’s Enlighten Me - we continue highlighting work done this year by students in our Generation Voice Youth Media project at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District.

The school year here in Delaware just ended and with it - another year of our Generation Voice youth media project at Mt. Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School.  Over the next couple of weeks in Enlighten Me, we'll want to highlight some of the work done by students there.

First up - a piece that builds on one we aired earlier this year by Mt. Pleasant High School sophomore Maya Williams on the so-called ‘school to prison pipeline’ -  students getting in trouble in school and ultimately ending up in prison. Though that story she heard about alternative schools and the role they play in that journey. So – Maya joined forces with fellow sophomore Jada Thomas to investigate how alternative schools work in Delaware.

 

 

 

Recently, students in our Generation Voice youth media project at Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District were tasked with finding a compelling story outside the school’s walls. One of them - sophomore Ayman Chowdhury - decided to step out of his comfort zone and approach a homeless man in Rodney Square for an interview.  Here’s what he produced from that conversation.


The phrase school-to-prison pipeline is used to explain a growing phenomenon in schools across America. Studies have shown that the more times a student faces in-school and out-of-school suspensions, the more likely they are to drop out of school, become incarcerated and get involved in violent crime – hence the name school-to-prison pipeline.

 

Recently some students at Generation Voice have been working on interviewing skills and as part of that effort were asked to sit down with their parents and dig deeper into their stories and their relationships.  

Enlighten Me: Generation Voice candid conversations

Jan 27, 2017

Recently some students at Generation Voice have been working on interviewing skills and as part of that effort were asked to sit down with their parents and dig deeper into their stories and their relationships.  

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, students at Mount Pleasant High School part of Generation Voice - Delaware Public Media’s youth radio program there - recorded  a conversation with a loved one.

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