For our second Manhattan workshop, Radio Rookies partnered with The Door in lower Manhattan, a multi-service youth agency that serves 8,000 teens each year. The Rookies traveled to The Door from different neighborhoods across New York for the opportunity to create radio documentaries. These stories were awarded the New York Festivals Gold Award, the Casey Medal and the Third Coast International Audio Festival's Silver Award for Best Documentary.

Group Home

Friday, February 29, 2008

14-year-old Krystle has been living in a group home in Manhattan. In her radio story, Krystle documents what life is like in the group home.

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Growing Up in The System

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shirley Diaz’s life has been shaped by the tragedy of her mother’s murder and the difficulty of growing up in six different foster homes.


Legal Emancipation

Monday, February 25, 2008

Two years ago, at 15, Jordan Teklay became legally emancipated from his parents and moved on his own from California to New York City.