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This is Power Your Story, a podcast made for students by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. Representing diverse voices, we tell real life stories through the power of podcasting technology, interviews, and round table discussions..

Production support from After School Matters and Andrea Klunder from The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

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May 30, 2023

We are sharing a different spin on mental health with Heavy Metal fan, musician and artist Justin Bowling. This interview was hosted by Carlos, Essence, Leslie, D'Angelo, and ChuYing, produced by Aldo, edited by Brian.

If you are struggling with mental health, anxiety, or depression, please know that you are not alone....

May 25, 2023

This is part 2 of round table conversations recorded by our student producers in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police on May 25, 2020. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to go back to part 1 and listen to that one first, then come back to this one.

Also be kind to yourself and to our students...

May 25, 2023

May 25th commemorates a terrible and sad anniversary for the United States and that is the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a practice of remembrance, we are releasing two round table conversations our student producers recorded in the wake of the tragedy the year it happened,...

May 24, 2023

Hysan and May explore how we can empower ourselves to have a richer and more fulfilling life through mindfulness practices and the Law of Attraction. 

Hysan mentions the book:

Who Will Cry When You Die? by Robin Sharma

Order it from to support independent bookstores and Power Your Story.

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May 23, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we know it's an important topic for teens around the world. Elvis, Emerie, Alejandro, and Jules interviewed Ashley Scott, a Chicago-based peer support specialist, mental health advocate, artist, fashion design student, and Lego fan. We talked about her career path, what it takes...