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Alaska Teen Media students take to the stage

By Lauren Maxwell Photojournalist: John Thain - 8:57 PM August 12, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

A group of young journalists were hoping to reach a wider audience when they performed at the Wilda Marston Theater Tuesday night.

The teenagers are members of the Alaska Teen Media Institute, whose mission is to “provide teens with the training and tools they need to tell their own stories in their own voices.”

For 10 years, teens at the institute have produced a monthly radio show that now airs live on KNBA-FM. This is the first time they’ve taken the show on the road to stage it in front of a live audience.

Institute director Rosey Robards says she hopes the teens can do more live broadcasts and tackle bigger projects in the future.

To help with funding, the group has started a Kickstarter campaign. Robards says they’ve reached their initial goal of $3,000 but will continue to raise funds throughout the year. The goal is to raise $10,000 to celebrate their 10th anniversary, she says.

Watch the video below to learn more about the group.

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