Cage Free Voices Radio is an innovative educational entertainment youth and young adult radio show that provides a platform for youth ages 13-25 to become advocates/change- makers in their communities by giving them a voice.
Our goals are as follows:
Among the many specialized programs, CFV offers music, radio, journalism, poetry, workshops, conferences, and seminars. Our programs are designed to improve rates of literacy for disengaged youth and those with special education needs. CFV offers curricula that not only focus on phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, and creative writing; we provide a platform for artistic expression.
We offer interest-driven programming, understanding students are more likely to engage in topics that are relevant and relational. While we keep student interest at the forefront, our programs are also Common Core aligned. Instruction is broken down into smaller, more manageable tasks and organized to limit distractions while still providing authentic experiences.
Basic principles of journalism (investigative reporting, ethics, writing, and communications). This course features collaborative learning techniques, music creation, radio interviews, and performance to prepare students for careers in journalism, performing arts, writing, and broadcasting—all in line with Common Core and Career Technical Education (CTE) standards. Students will study social, political, and economic issues such as homelessness, body image and identity, human rights, voting, etc. Through this course, students will:
Our four-week intensive summer program immerses students in writing, poetry, music, communications and radio. Students spend time building vocabulary, comprehension and public speaking skills while also creating music, recording and learning the art of interviewing through radio/podcasting. In these three months, your student will:
Our short-term four-to-eight-hour intensive project provides students an introduction to communications, performance, and radio. Short-term projects are offered during half-days and professional development days.
The typical recommended program is a semester long in the range of 32 hours (two hours a week for 4 months).
CFV Radio is sponsored by Impact Hub DC, and located at 419 7th Street Northwest, D.C.
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