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Youth Voice Matters

Youth Voice Matters

By Youth Voice Matters
Local podcast created by City Councilor Samantha Perlman and youth in Marlborough, MA interested in empowering young people to be civically engaged.
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Episode 4: Issue Based Advocacy
We are back! In the fourth episode of Youth Voice Matters, Marlborough youth interview resident Tristan Niedzielski who is the former Executive Director of March for Our Lives Metrowest. He discusses how he became involved in gun violence prevention efforts and other issue-based advocacy. Music on piano from Marlborough's very own, Marissa Petty
32:46
July 03, 2021
Episode 3: BARCC YLC
In the third episode of Youth Voice Matters, Marlborough youth interview Samy, Anjie and Anoushka from the Youth Leaders Corps (YLC) of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Centers (BARCC). The BARCC YLC is a group made up of 11 high school aged youth that learn about and create projects to educate their communities on issues of sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships promotion. They also work on developing the necessary skills to hold difficult conversations, as well as think critically about the roots of sexual violence and how it is perpetuated Given the topic of this podcast episode, we want to give a content warning. During this episode we will be discussing the topic of sexual violence. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center is here to support you with a variety of free resources. Please head to www.barcc.org for more resources and on social media @barccofficial. Learn More? To join the YLC: https://barcc.org/join/ylc For free BARCC trainings/workshops: https://barcc.org/information/training More information can be found in this one pager flyer Music on piano from Marlborough's very own, Marissa Petty.
28:27
February 02, 2021
Episode 2: Lilla's
In the second episode of Youth Voice Matters, Marlborough youth interview Laleh Panahi and Nishi Kapoor, co-founders of the new local nonprofit Lilla's. Together they discuss how they founded their organization and what it is like to be youth entrepreneurs.  Music on piano from Marlborough's very own, Marissa Petty.
18:32
December 16, 2020
Episode 1: VoteLocalMA
In the inaugural episode of Youth Voice Matters, Marlborough youth interview Apple Lin and Andy Zhao, co-founders of VoteLocalMA, a local initiative encouraging youth civic engagement across Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Hudson, and Shrewsbury. Music on piano from Marlborough's very own, Marissa Petty. 
26:54
October 19, 2020