Connectopod Youth Podcast

$450 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 15 months
"You've got a voice, kid. Use it!"

Using podcast as a vehicle, the Connectopod Learning curriculum develops youth leaders with an understanding that every story has multiple points of view and that we are all connected. We especially reach out to kids in adverse environments and we shift the focus from needing to leading. In the process of creating a podcast, youth reporters learn to reach out, speak out, listen and to create their own opportunities, and that empathy and facts matter.

Our team produces about 1 show per month, which we then post to the Connectopod website ( www.connectopod.net). The beauty is the podcast show itself is a byproduct of the real goal: to transcend barriers, boundaries and any preconceived notions a child has of themselves or that others may have of them. Listen to our podcast here !

Our youth journalists, ask the tough questions and the fun questions, too. They do the research, but they would never tell you it was research - they are simply following their curiosity wherever it may lead them. They also pick up technical skills, learn how to interview, pump up their literacy, and become confident public speakers. These kids create an online body of work that serves as a resume they can refer to anytime for scholarship applications, jobs and college applications.

As we've developed the show and Connectopod Learning curriculum we have seen confidence soar in every child that participates in the program!
This is where you come in! Your donations will go towards funding our program in schools that could not otherwise afford it. You will be supporting youth journalists by funding equipment (including laptops, tablets, microphones), internships and staff.

Our program operates all year long. We work with schools and youth programs and ogranizations.

Connectopod Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID #82-3500019). Your donations are tax deductable.

 Check out our past projects:
Interviews with Dr. Gabriel Gutierrez   of Cal State Northridge, Gabe Evans , Director of Digital Development at Jukin Media, industrial designer, Stella Hernandez, author Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket and reports on Malala Yousefzai , Synthetic Meat, Travelers on 'La Bestia' 

We've visited cool places, inlcuding a Robotics classroom and St. John's Seminary !

Listen to Connectopod's entire archive of shows at www.connectopod.net
+ Read More
Hello Supporters of Connectopod! We have some exciting news: Thanks to your donations and support, Connectopod Learning is now a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization! This means that we can reach more students in 2018. Thank you for all of your support, and please continue to spread the word! For more updates, visit www.connectopod.net
+ Read More
Thanks to our supporters, Connectopod has visited and reported on lots of cool places! Help us to reach more students with access to podcast in their classrooms and youth programs!
Why Podcast? There are so many benefits!
+ Read More
Did you hear? Connectopod was on KPFK 90.7FM! Listen at connectopod.net/connectopodcast
+ Read More
Your support will help us to reach out to more students this school year!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$450 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 15 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Christopher Guetig
8 months ago
Nicole Keys
10 months ago
Cynthia Silver
15 months ago
Norma Garcia
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
Janie Kon
15 months ago
Lois Keller
15 months ago
Paul Marcarelli
15 months ago
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.