Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops across New York, in predominantly under-resourced neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories.More from Radio Rookies »
Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines
Sickle and Me
American Dream - Minus My Mom
Eyes Off the Goal: When Sports Rule and School Suffers
My Education, Uninterrupted
Not the 'Right' Kind of Gay
In some ways, being feminine made life harder for Dakota than his sexuality.
We Just Don't Talk: One Family's Silence about Dating Abuse
When 18-year-old Radio Rookie Mari Santos recognized that her older sister Alison was in abusive relationship, the hardest part was figuring out how to talk to her about it.
Seeking an End to Cycles of Abuse
Destiny Mabry had a lot in common with her older sister: a love of dance, a bright smile, and excellent jump rope skills. They also both had experience with abusive relationships.
Why Do I Stay?
Rainy wanted to understand why she stayed with an older boyfriend who humiliated and physically abused her. So she spent two years reporting from inside the relationship.
Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A
Many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is "slut-shaming"