Students of Violence

Series produced by Philly Youth Radio

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On an average day in Philadelphia's public schools in 2010, 25 students, teachers, or other staff members were beaten, robbed, sexually assaulted, or victims of other violent crimes.

Philly Youth Radio's "Students of Violence" explores the lives and stories behind alarming statistics like this - from the perspectives of those who are most affected by school violence and bullying.

The series includes four compelling commentaries about the violence that has changed the lives of young people in Philadelphia.

On an average day in Philadelphia's public schools in 2010, 25 students, teachers, or other staff members were beaten, robbed, sexually assaulted, or victims of other violent crimes.

Philly Youth Radio's "Students of Violence" explores the lives and stories behind alarming statistics like this - from the perspectives of those who are most affected by school violence and bullying.

The series includes four compelling commentaries about the violence that has changed the lives of young people in Philadelphia.


4 Pieces

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Cristel Martinez came to America from the Dominican Republic with a dream to become a music producer. But the only music she hears in school, says ...

Bought by WAMC, WGXC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Self-portrait painted by Thien To
Twenty-year-old Thien To first learned about cyberbullying in her native Vietnam. The South Philadelphia High junior has since learned about cyberb...

Bought by WGXC


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Shayla Torres dealt with a lot of violence in her last school, where she was a peer mediator. Here, the 17-year-old junior recalls one especially c...

Bought by PRX Remix and WGXC


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Luis Lopez, Credit: Craig Santoro
For Luis Lopez, violence arrived unexpectedly at his own front door. The seventeen-year-old sophomore starts his story in a classroom.

Bought by WHYY and WGXC


  • Added: Jul 10, 2011
  • Length: 01:55
  • Purchases: 2