Literacy and Writing

March 13, 2012
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

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Episode Description

Be the Star You Are!® is a literacy charity dedicated to empowering women, families, and youth. Express Yourself!™ is committed to developing opportunities and showcasing young people who are bringing the gift of reading and writing to others. In today’s show, our hosts Steven Zhou and Chan Dara Paschal introduce us to thirteen year old Megan Mettler who created a program to bring books to low income communities and Tony Award Wiinner, Beau Sia, who discuses his work as a poet, and how he believes that teens should be able to express their feelings and emotions through writing. Our field reporter, Courtney Cheng, shares reviews of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and the Inkheart series by Caroline Funke in Book It and Oregon co-ed, Rachel Glass talks about giving back.

Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!

Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel

Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Tuesdays at Noon Pacific on VoiceAmerica Kids.

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The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity (http://www.BTSYA.org) the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.

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