Release Date: Tuesday, June 19th 2012
Invest in Social Justice Summer and PromoteYouth Space
Thank you to all who have already supported our Social Justice Summer 2012! Your donation will contribute to directly funding jobs for the 8 passionate youth who will be engaging their community this summer through art and video campaigns.
Please help us spread the word. We are trying to raise $4,000 for this summer and have just over two weeks to do it!
It's easy to help, just click on the link below that will take you to our Kickstarter website, where you can securely donate online by credit card.
Thank you again, with your help our youth are building experience for their futures and contributing to their community.
About this project
"I really enjoy making documentaries, but camera and video isn't what Gandhi Brigade is all about. It's about getting to the bottom of an issue, taking action, and building your leadership through teaching each other and the community. It gives you a new perspective." -Sandrine Emambu, 17
Invest in Social Justice Summer and you will support eight teens to use their media skills to produce a film and visual art campaign to promote the importance of youth space in urban environments, specifically Silver Spring and the Washington DC metro area.
Social Justice Summer
Just like adults, youth are also impacted by the current economic climate. In fact, their rate of joblessness is triple that of adults.
To these ends, it is critical we provide our core youth leaders with job opportunities where they cam make a fair wage while continuing to hone their media skills, engage with their community, build their personal vision of leadership and service, and enact authentic youth-led change.
Social Justice Summer will provide paid leadership positions for middle school and high school youth to:
- Receive expert training to build their media knowledge base
- Mentor, lead, and be role models to their younger peers
- Plan, manage, and complete a community media project
- Complete a social marketing plan they will employ through community events and transmedia.
Read more at http://www.gandhibrigade.org/