WNYC's Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies is a New York Public Radio initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.

Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops across New York, in predominantly under-resourced neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories. Upon completion, the Rookies' documentaries air on WNYC - usually during Morning Edition, and online at wnyc.org.



Karla Saavedra, 17, moved to Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood from Mexico two years ago.