GREENBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An after-school program in Greenburgh is giving middle school students the opportunity to work on an Internet radio show.
“Xposure is a not-for-profit that’s aimed at introducing young people to the worlds of science, technology, finance, employment, work ethic, community service and fintess and nutrition and a host of other things,” the program’s executive director, Ray Thomas, told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.READ MORE: More And More Personal Protective Equipment Washing Up On Beaches Across Our Area
The highly motivated after-school program also has its own Internet radio stream. Sixth-graders broadcast from Greenburgh Town Hall, interviewing politicians, town officials, even their school superintendent.
“When we interview people, we look them up on the Internet and see if we can find some good facts about them, and then based on the information that we get, we make questions,” said 11-year-old Harshita Shet.
Sydney Jackson, also 11, hit Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner with a tough question.
“We found out from our sources that his bus got lost while he was campaigning, so we asked him about that question,” she said.READ MORE: De Blasio Says Solution To Spike In Gun Violence Is Courts, Economy And COVID Recovery; Security Expert Throws 'The BS Flag' On That
“He was surprised.”
Xposure is molding young adults. Eleven-year-old Adrianna Murrel doesn’t feel like a kid when the guest settles in and the microphone turns on.
“I don’t think they looked down to me in any type of way,” she said.
“That made me feel more confident about what I was doing.”MORE NEWS: Nurse Karen Lam On The Challenges Of Battling COVID Pandemic And Asian Hate; 'It's Heartbreaking, Really'
For more information on the program, visit http://www.xposureschools.com. To check out the students’ Internet stream, visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wxgb—xposure-greenburgh-radio-tv.