Remington Youth Community Radio, Baltimore MD 2008 – 2011
Remington Youth Community Radio (RYCR) is a youth development, community building, and engagement program that taught young people age 9 – 17 to create, collect, and edit audio/visual stories about their community. This program was organized for the Greater Remington Improvement Association and presented and supported by Art on Purpose.
I worked directly with the kids in my neighborhood teaching them how to become documentarians through interviewing, recording, and photographing their neighbors and their surroundings. Participants created short radio pieces that were presented on a short wave home-made radio signal, CD’s and a cell phone audio tour that led listeners through the neighborhood.
This program focused in the Baltimore neighborhood, in which I lived and highlighted voices from lifelong residents, new residents, business owners, immigrants and the youth themselves. Creating and listening to this stories led the youth and their neighbors to a new understanding of the people they lived with and among as well as helped to create and build upon community relationships.
Learn more about the beginning of this project here.
Listen to audio pieces created and collected by the youth of RYCR