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Connectopod Youth Podcast

$450 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 7 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 industrial designer, Stella Hernandez, author Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket, Sylvia Lopez at KCal 9,  and muralist Levi Ponce
reports on Malala Yousefzai , Synthetic Meat, Travelers on 'La Bestia' 

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

Here's what Daniel Handler and Sylvia Lopez had to say about our our after school group, The GMP!
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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
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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!
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Did you hear? Connectopod was on KPFK 90.7FM! Listen at connectopod.net/connectopodcast
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Your support will help us to reach out to more students this school year!
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