About Sending Messages

Born out of Spy Hop’s mission of giving a voice to all youth, Sending Messages reaches a population that rarely has that opportunity. In the program that began in 2010, students at a secure care youth corrections facility in Salt Lake City record, edit and produce their own radio show. Each month, they write and perform poetry, short fiction, spoken word, and interviews that are then compiled into podcasts. Awarded APPA’s Community Awareness through Media Award, City Weekly ARTY Award and BEST OF UTAH 2011, Sending Messages has reached thousands of listeners around the world. We’re currently working with Decker Lake and Wasatch Youth Centers and hope to grow that list in the future.