Over the two-year project period, four cohorts of youth employees (approximately 40 youth total) identified a set of current technology topics such as internet privacy, social media’s influence, racism and sexism in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and life during COVID-19. They produced podcast episodes (estimated to be about 15-30 minutes each) focused on their research, conversations, and conclusions. The planning, facilitation, and evaluation of each cohort occurred in four stages (1) Program Planning and recruitment, (2) Season Production, (3) Season Marketing and Distribution, and (4) Program Evaluation and Iteration.
The Student Podcast Curriculum Guide breaks down the podcasting processes through a series of sample lesson plans to ensure that students have the skills and background knowledge to share their voices.Download Curriculum
Listen to young people from the Beam Center discuss cancel culture - how they've seen and experienced it on social media, the pros and cons of cancelling someone, and how to make the act of cancelling better serve its purpose.Listen Here