Inspire Citizens
Media Makers & Activists in Residence

Aaron Henkin & Wendel Patrick
Out of the Blocks: Global Youth Edition



  Out of the Blocks  is a uniquely immersive listening experience that emerges from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes, first on the streets of Baltimore, and now into international student productions. A custom-tailored score colors and connects this tapestry of interviews that capture stories hidden in plain sight.  Inspire Citizens supports the Global Youth Edition as past of Global Youth Media projects. Divisional or school wide integration of the Out of the Blocks mission and producers, Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick, is a powerful way to build empathy, literacy, investigative journalism, media makers programs, and storytelling into student experience

Out of the Blocks is a uniquely immersive listening experience that emerges from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes, first on the streets of Baltimore, and now into international student productions. A custom-tailored score colors and connects this tapestry of interviews that capture stories hidden in plain sight.

Inspire Citizens supports the Global Youth Edition as past of Global Youth Media projects. Divisional or school wide integration of the Out of the Blocks mission and producers, Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick, is a powerful way to build empathy, literacy, investigative journalism, media makers programs, and storytelling into student experience



In collaboration with WYPR's Out of the Blocks podcast, the inaugural Global Youth Edition was developed at the International School of Beijing by Futures Public Radio students and Inspire Citizens to explore the mission of the OOTB podcast.

Student journalists visited with a group of senior citizens from the block of high rises just north of the school.  The visit resulted in a memorable episode and rich conversations on happiness, wellness, family, change, and wisdom, as well as times dancing and playing games with the neighbors.

Today, Out of the Blocks: Global Youth Edition is being developed and produced in a dozen schools and organizations globally built around SDG targets, an Empathy to Action design cycle, literacy standards and criteria, and student-led journalism conferences.


Seoul Foreign School
Out of the Blocks Global Youth Edition:
”Into the Gu”

American School of Kosova
Out of the Blocks Global Youth Edition
Student Journalist Interviews

This video and talk maps Inspire Citizens’ vision for why we can and must integrate active listening, global and cultural competence, and authentic journalism into all levels of schools in our complex world.

More crucially, however, student's lead the majority of this presentation, highlighting their blossoming 21st century, deep learning skills and the journalism pieces that have sparked them towards citizenship, recognizing the power of their voices, and finding a genuine willingness to actively connect to their worlds and make a difference.

Judy P: "ONE YUAN CONCERTS: THE POWER OF MUSIC TO UNITE AND CHANGE THE WORLD" https://youtu.be/7w6k5s-gTPg?t=4m43s

Lyndon B: "INTERVIEWING IN A MULTILINGUAL AND MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY" https://youtu.be/7w6k5s-gTPg?t=13m55s

Sabrina L: "LEADING AN FPR MISSION: BUILDING A GLOBAL ISSUES MEDIA NETWORK" https://youtu.be/7w6k5s-gTPg?t=19m33s Evan L:

"FINDING MY OWN VOICE THROUGH FPR" https://youtu.be/7w6k5s-gTPg?t=24m33s

Christina L: "CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY TO ROLE MODELS AND HEROES" https://youtu.be/7w6k5s-gTPg?t=31m56s

Shawn Q: "THE FUTURE IS OURS: WE ARE THE POWERFUL VOICES OF CHANGE" https://youtu.be/7w6k5s-gTPg?t=37m2s


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