Youth on Record launched YOR’s new Youth Media Studio to better serve youth online. After a focus group with some young creatives, it was clear that the current website wasn’t providing young people with the best access for all of YOR’s out-of-school programs and resources.
Youth on Record engaged long-time partner, Elevated Third, and together they collaboratively built the new YOR Youth Hub that includes fresh colors and design, a streamlined events calendar, and easier navigation among YOR programs' information and resources.
Open Lab is a free after school program for youth ages of 14 through 20 who are interested in exploring music production, song recording, music lessons and artist development. The program is facilitated by local professional musicians who are dedicated to providing participants with the knowledge and guidance they need to grow as aspiring artists. Open Lab is a supportive and inclusive community that encourages self-expression and creativity through art, as well as promotes self-liberatory practices through community dialogue and mentorship. If you are passionate about creating and networking with like-minded individuals, we welcome you to join us at Open Lab.
With questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a youth and you are ready to sign up, please complete this registration form here
YOR teaches 50-60 for-credit middle and high school classes in Denver and Aurora Public Schools each year. Classes utilize local musician instructors (Teaching Artists) ensuring the artistic excellence of programming. In-school coursework focuses on identity, power, and music as a culturally responsive education strategy that aims to increase engagement, academic achievement, and a sense of personal freedom and belonging.
Youth on Record’s Podcasting program gives youth the chance to explore podcasting, radio, and sonic arts through hands-on learning in the field and in the studio. Through in-school and paid internships, young creatives ages 14-24 have the opportunity to produce original audio pieces while developing skills in writing, interviewing, storytelling, and audio production.
YOR also produces multiple youth-facing and youth centered podcasts, including Underground at the Showcase, Generation Collaboration, and My Youth on Record.
Email Podcasting@youthonrecord.org to get involved and visit our careers page for upcoming internship opportunities.
The Youth on Record Fellowship program is an intensive and comprehensive 10-month program that is designed to bridge the gap between high school and either post-secondary school or a career. Each month, YOR Fellows participate in personal, professional and artistic development programming, designed to help them set and achieve goals for their next stage of life.
Traditionally, YOR hosts a youth-led, youth-designed community block party in the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood featuring musical performances from youth ages 11-24. The event brings together 500+ community members in a free, day-long family friendly festival where audiences hear original music and poetry from youth who have been engaged in YOR's year-long programming. Participants also receive community services and resources at the event. This is part of YOR's lease agreement with the Denver Housing Authority.
These once-in-a-lifetime musical experiences will not only bring relevant and compelling artists to the Colorado community, but will give Youth on Record students the opportunity to learn all aspects of the recording arts. Annual recordings will be released on a compilation album, with proceeds from the sales benefiting Youth on Record’s music programs for underserved, local teens.