ABOUT US

Our mission is to empower youth from diverse backgrounds to express themselves, build self-confidence, and develop leadership skills through community broadcasting.

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Andy Zanca (left) and Cody Swidler broadcasting on KDNK in 1987

OUR HISTORY

ANDY ZANCA YOUTH EMPOWERMENT Serving Youth Since 2000

Annemarie Zanca created the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) in 2000 in honor of her brother Andy, KDNK Community Access Radio’s first youth DJ. Andy died by suicide in 1998.

Annemarie, a child and family therapist, recognized that Andy’s radio experience was a highlight of his life, providing community connection and a tool to combat isolation. She founded AZYEP to provide similar opportunities to youth throughout the Roaring Fork Valley giving all students access to community broadcasting.

In our twenty-three year history, AZYEP has served more than 5,000 youth and now broadcasts six hours of live talk and music programs every week during prime time on KDNK. In addition, AZYEP partners with schools from Aspen to Parachute to showcase student work. We engage youth in news production and provide mentoring opportunities.

BRENDAN GIRARDOT
Community Outreach Coordinator
brendan@azyep.org

AZYEP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mindi Cabe – President

Buddy Program - Grants Manager

Jason Hodges – Vice President

Slifer Smith & Frampton
- Realtor

Linda Hoffman - Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant

Maria Wimmer - Secretary

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate
– Realtor

Esmeralda Alverde Duarte

Roaring Fork High School   – AZYEP Intern

Maribel Obreque

Arc of the Central Mountains - Director of Family Services

Stacey Craft

Engel & Völkers - Realtor

Monica Martinez Ramirez

Colorado Mountain College – Financial Aid Specialist

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