GRLZ Radio, Broadcasting & Music Production Program is a nationally
recognized radio station and after school program which gives young women a
voice in their community. A first of its kind violence prevention and girls'
leadership development initiative, GRLZ radio allows adolescent girls to:
build a positive identity
and speak out on issues that are
important to them.
GRLZ Radio broadcasts worldwide on the Internet with all
aspects of production, programming, and on-air activities orchestrated by the
Background: GRLZ Radio was created out of crisis in the
Bowdoin/Geneva neighboorhood of Dorchester, Massachusetts at a time when
violent crime was skyrocketing. Confronted with a sense of marginalization in
the larger society, neighborhood girls started to express their
concerns about their lives and future. They approached Boston Mayor
Thomas Menino with a desire to create a more positive image of young women and
an outlet to be heard. Through an extensive collaboration, and
armed with an Advisory Board of influential women in Boston's media industry,
GRLZ Radio was born.
Population Served: Teenage
girls between the ages of 12 and 19. Our girls are representative of the
ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity of the inner-city neighborhoods
in which they live, representing primarily Haitian, African American, Cape
Verdean and Latina cultures. GRLZ Radio peer training and
community outreach components reach more youth and affect
the Greater Boston community on a much larger scale.
Be a DJ at GRLZ Radio: If you are interested in
becoming a DJ on GRLZ Radio click here to complete an online application.