Youth in 57 Minutes, also known as Y57, was a project with GETOUT Initiative from the City of Vancouver created as part of a Legacy program designed specifically for youth (ranging from ages 15-25) to engage youths in today’s community. Currently hosted by Nicole Freeston and Eric Yip, the radio show is aired live every Tuesday from 8-9pm on 100.5FM, Vancouver’s Co-op Radio.
This serves as a way for youth to express their talents and perspectives, thereby building their capacity for community engagement, empowerment, and gaining tools and skills needed to regularly air a diverse youth-focused, youth-driven radio program in collaboration with peers and community partners. The Youth in 57 Minutes program offers a space to interact with other young people doing youth initiatives in the community around empowerment, youth participation and youth issues.
We are an alternative media broadcast, showcasing socially engaged and musically inclined youth. We are a public platform for youth artistry and issues. Broadcasting every Tuesday on 100.5 FM at 8pm Twitter: y57media Facebook: Y57 Media
This volunteer based radio station would be space for young people to be introduced to the world of radio broadcasting and to build communication, radio, and media skills. The project establishes an accessible space where young people and youth service agencies can share their experiences and circulate information about services and support network for youth. Kinex and KAYA launched this programme by facilitating inclusive group dynamics, providing capacity building workshops, as well as facilitation skill workshops, and youth engagement training. Some of the issues raised by past work on Y57 concerning the youth are quite varied and include: health, labour issues, resources, global issues, English as a second language, sexuality and poverty.