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This program incorporates literacy and public speaking into a curriculum that exposes teens to the industry of Journalism and Radio Broadcast. Teens are mentored by industry professionals and challenged every month to create and produce their very own radio show. The program is in partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Carolina’s School of Broadcasting.Find out how to get involved with the program, see behind the scenes and more here.


The August Show for Turn It Up: Teen Radio focused on the theme of “Stereotypes.” Teens created their own segments, music and conducted interviews with professional model Stacee Michelle, and Guidance Counselor Terri Smith with Ridge Road Middle School. Other interviews included O’Neal Atkinson, Director of Youth Programs at Time Out Youth and Nathan G. with the TOY Speaker’s Bureau.