This interview was originally published on May 6, 2020 by ZUMIX for 94.9 FM ZUMIX Radio. ZUMIX is a nonprofit organization that empowers young people to build successful futures for themselves, transforming lives and community through music, technology, and creative employment.

ZUMIX and Teens in Print youth talk virtual TiP, writing during a pandemic, and maintaining connection during social distancing.

“We’re kind of living in history . . . this experience has definitely left me with a feeling of urgency.”

Teens in Print students Nathan, Cristian, and Michaelle, and Mariella were interviewed by teen radio host Gabi for 94.9 FM ZUMIX Radio. They open up about why they joined TiP, how their experience of the program has changed during the pandemic, and their hopes for the future.

Read the student journalists’ writing for the Teens in Print newspaper at

Special thanks to ZUMIX for interviewing Teens in Print, and for sharing the perspectives of the next generation.