Youth

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    Youth find voice with songwriting camp

    Carbondale singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher Natalie Spears is offering a summer songwriting camp for youth ages 10 to 13 in two sessions: July 18 through July 22 and July 25 through 29 at The Launchpad in Carbondale.

    Spears hopes to “continue to empower kids to find their creative voice”… read more →

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    Connecting through film enriches conversations

    Early April marked the end of the 2022 Aspen ShortsFest. This week-long festival celebrates curated short films that stand to earn various awards. This year, I had the extraordinary honor of being selected to join the Youth Jury.

    The Youth Jury is made up of young people from throughout the… read more →

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    5Point helps local youth dream big

    This weekend, the streets of Carbondale will again be bustling with the excitement of 5Point’s 15th Annual Flagship Festival. It’s an event that many people associate with thrill-seeking outdoor recreation. The five tenets of 5Point, however, are lessons to live by daily. These are: purpose, respect, commitment, humility and… read more →

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    'The Show Must Go On'

    The dress rehearsal for Cirque du Sopris was held last Thursday, April 7, without the show’s director.

    Jennifer Johnson couldn’t be there due to a concussion she suffered the day before, when one of the stage clamps knocked her on the head as she was putting the stage together. Ouch!… read more →

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    A brighter future by and for the youth

    YouthZone, a local program that helps young people improve their future outlook, is looking to expand collaboration among the population they serve.

    According to their website, YouthZone is a “family-first nonprofit dedicated to fostering positive youth development for teens that call the Western Slope their home.”read more →

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    Why is journalism important?

    By Sopris Sun youth journalists

    Maeve Murray

    After joining The Sopris Sun’s new youth journalism program, we were asked one question: why is journalism important? We responded with various ways of saying: “getting information out to the public” and “connecting the community.” 

    However important these things are, throughout this… read more →

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    Youth DJs take over KDNK airwaves

    By Parker Wilson and Charlie Hippensteel

    For the Glenwood Springs High School Brimstone

    If you’re ever listening to the radio in the car, keep an ear out for the KDNK AZYEP kids!

    Based out of KDNK Community Access Radio inread more →

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    Youth project makes zine-scene

    According to Wikipedia, a zine (pronounced ZEEN) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine.

    Carbondale Arts (CA) Education Director Michael Stout hopes the Creative Apprentice Program: Zine Project, being offered to students ages 14 toread more →

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    The Sopris Sun looks to the future

    Earlier this year, The Sopris Sun decided to formalize an aspect of the nonprofit publication that has long been an important part of its character. In addition to informing, inspiring and building community, The Sopris Sun seeks to nurture the practice of journalism through cultivating new and diverseread more →

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    Youth Journalism Program now receiving applications

    The Sopris Sun is proud to present the Future of Journalism Youth Incubation Program, free to all local high schoolers with interest in the industry. From ethics, to interviewing, to photography, cartooning and more.

    The course will run on Wednesdays in Carbondale from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Sept.… read more →