Oakland-based Youth Radio to receive prestigious award


Youth Radio, which works with more than 400 students across the country each year, will be given a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

Students in the program learn how to produce radio segments and are exposed to the arts and humanities.

Youth Radio was one of 12 programs chosen for the honor out of a pool of 350 organizations, according to the nonprofit.

Student representative Shyra Gums, 17, and senior producer and adult representative Nishat Kurwa will accept the award at a White House ceremony at 11 a.m. PST on Monday. The event will be streamed live on the White House's website at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

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