Block Club Chicago’s “It’s All Good” podcast is out with Episode 5!
The episode’s title is “The Dancer and the Poet,” and it focuses on Chicago teenagers finding creativity and community during the pandemic.
Jessica Romero and Jackie Gaytan created the 8Teenth Hip-Hop crew so teens can experience competitive dance without the prohibitive cost.
For 18-year-old dancer Mia Gonzalez, the team is like a family.
“We’re always there to lift each other up and catch each other when we fall. We are always supporting one another,” she said.
Catherine Herrera, 17, has become somewhat of a local celebrity since winning the state championship for the recitation competition Poetry Out Loud in March.
“Although I was extremely surprised I won, I felt like after a while I could understand and be proud of myself because I have been doing Poetry Out Loud since my sophomore year,” Herrera said. “It made me realize how much progress I have made.”
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