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Some Things Change: A Teenager Talks About The Opioid Crisis

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have the first of two stories about teenagers dealing with the opioid crisis. Today we'll hear from Megan Johnson, a senior at Centerville High School. My story is about my 25 year old cousin, whose life was taken by the use of heroin. She overdosed on Fentanyl. I did this story because this is something I think about on a daily basis every night before I go to sleep, losing someone who was so close to me to drugs and seeing what it did to my family. When I

A Full House: A Teenager Thinks About The Impact Of Divorce

We've been doing Dayton Youth Radio for about 3 years now on WYSO and through this program, project manager Basim Blunt has met almost 100 high school students. It seems like more than ever, teens want to talk about the effect their parents' divorce had on their lives. Here's a story about divorce with a small twist from Ponitz Career Technology Center Student senior Daylan McKinney. I'm 17 years old and a former athlete. I used to play basketball for Ponitz, and I played from freshman to junior

Dark And Lovely: A Teenager Talks Romance And Self Esteem

Somethings never change, like the rollercoaster ride of emotions our teenagers face when they fall in love. Here's a story about romance and high school from a student at Ponitz Career Technology Center. My name is Lovely - yes, that's my real name. I'm a 17-year-old black girl that goes to Ponitz Career Technology Center. My story is about dealing with low self-esteem. In elementary school, from kindergarten until 6th grade, I went to an all-girls school and was always around females. When I

Testimony: A Teenager Gains A Deeper Appreciation For Family

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from a Centerville High School teenager who finds closure about a family mystery . My name is Damarco Brooks. I'm a senior at the Centerville High School. I am smart, goofy, I'm funny; there's a lot about me that I like. My family is very protective of each other. If you lived under my roof you would feel safe more than anywhere else, because just because we've got each other's backs. I am currently seventeen and still curious about something that has

POTUS 2040: A Teenager Talks About Her Future

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from teenager Sabrina Morales, who has some ambitious plans for her future after high school. My story is about how I'm going to be president of the United States of America. I have never been more serious about anything in my whole life. When I first got the idea to become president, it was kind of a joke. I was in the sixth grade, and my friend Alex said he could get straight A's in history class, and I was like "Oh, yeah, and I can be president!"

Paradise Lost: A Teenager Searches For Answers About His Family

This week Dayton Youth Radio begins a new season of stories from Miami Valley teenagers. Today we'll meet Dalton Moore, a senior at Centerville High School, who is struggling to find an answer about his past. I was four years old; my life was simple and happy life. It was me, my mom and Tommy, my dad. Or at least the man I thought was my dad. I enjoyed living life with my sisters. My family and I did everything together. We were always at the park, riding our bikes all over Dayton. It was like

Red State, Blue State: A Teenager Talks Culture And Geography

This week is the season finale of Dayton Youth Radio. Miami Valley School student Ben Roth talks about his relocation to a different part of the country. Ben Roth is a student at the Miami Valley School. Special thanks to Lindsey Cummings, social studies teacher at the Miami Valley School. Learn more at the school's website: Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Long Distance: A Teen Athelete Talks Perfection, Performance

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School for the Arts graduate Jacquelyn Adkins about life as a student athlete with an eating disorder. Jacquelyn Adkins is a graduate of Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Silver and Gold: A Teenager Cares For Her Grandfather

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Stivers School of the Arts graduate Maya Smith-Custer about her best friend, her grandfather. Maya Smith-Custer is a graduate of Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Princess: A Teenager Talks About Her Hero

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story by Tiffany Pauley from Stivers School for the Arts, about how her neighbor transformed into her hero. Tiffany Pauley is a student at Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

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