YMAP Worked with Teens from the American Friends' Service Committee of Pittsburgh's Racial Justice Through Human Rights (RJTHR) Group
The American Friends' Service Committee of Pittsburgh's Racial Justice through Human Rights (RJTHR) group is made up of youth from city, suburban, charter and private schools. The students remarked at the differences in the ways education was being delivered to them, and wanted to make a video to make people aware of this issue.
Given current education budget cuts that the students feel exacerbate inequities in education, the students want to reach opinion leaders and decision-makers with the students' side of the story.
Carlow mentors worked with the RJTHR youth group to refine their issues discussion, storyboard a video, and to select adults to appear in the video in addition to the students themselves. YMAP brought in Steeltown Entertainment to professionally film and edit the video to the students' specifications. The result is a very powerful 5-minute trailer (view below) that is being distributed through education advocacy organizations' web site and through social media. A longer-form version of the film will have a screening at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.
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