Gen Impact: Aptos Community Youth Program

by Aptos Community Youth Program

A podcast made for youth by youth, in which a group of high school students explore important topics related to youth in today’s society.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E04 - Insight with Congressman Jimmy Panetta

    S01 E04 - Insight with Congressman Jimmy Panetta

    For our Season 1 finale episode of Gen. Impact we speak to Congressman Jimmy Panetta who represents our Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. In this episode, Congressman Panetta tells us about his experienc...

    41:01
  • S01 E03 - Our Influence in the Community

    S01 E03 - Our Influence in the Community

    In today's episode, we talk with Zach Friend who serves as the Second District Supervisor for Santa Cruz County. We discuss how youth can implement changes in the community. Mr. Friend shares stories and advice on impacting your l...

    40:06
  • S01 E02 - Fighting Climate Change

    S01 E02 - Fighting Climate Change

    In this episode, we talk to Natalie Olivas, a community organizer with Regeneration Pájaro Valley, about her experience working with the community for collective climate action and how youth can help stop the climate crisis.

    28:05
  • S01 E01 - The Reality of Distance Learning

    S01 E01 - The Reality of Distance Learning

    Black screens, awkward silence, no more faces? We sit down with Karen Elerick, a long time Santa Cruz County teacher, and reflect on this long year of distance learning. Listen and learn about the struggles she and her students ha...

    32:08