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Student Cesar Chavez service club launches podcast

Interviews with local leaders inspire kids
Posted at 7:21 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 14:42:20-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Students from around San Diego are using a modern medium to learn and inspire.

The Cesar Chavez Service Clubs, which has chapters at 22 local schools, has launched the "Chavistas Podcast."

Once a month, they interview a local leader, learning that person's story. They hope it can inspire other kids to reach for the stars.

"We feel that, as a community of Chavistas, that we can get a good message of community out there," say Ariana Gallegos, the club supervisor.

Gallegos has a background in radio broadcasting and uses that to help the kids craft their interviews.

"It's a beautiful experience that I get to bring the students to a setting that sometimes is hard to be at," says Galleos. "But it allows them to see that if I can do it, you can do it."

Students in the club say it's been a fun experience. They hope other kids will listen and learn.

"When it turnes out good, it's really nice, just feeling like you accomplished something good," says Wilson Elementary 7th Grader Mecklin Montgomery. "I like getting other people's information out there, and I want people to hear their story and possibly be inspired by it."

To listen to the podcast, click here.