KidSpirit's New Initiative Shares Global Youth Voices through Video
KidSpirit is a nonprofit, ad-free quarterly led by an international network of youth editors. It is the sole publication by and for youth to engage each other about life's big questions in an open and inclusive spirit. Since its first issue in 2008, the magazine has explored 40 youth-selected themes.
For the past decade, hundreds of young people around the world have shared their perspectives through writing, poetry, and artwork on this unique platform. With the launch of KidSpirit Shorts, contributors can now work with a professional filmmaker to conceptualize, write, and shoot 1-to-3-minute videos on each issue's theme. KidSpirit's entire global network is eligible to participate, opening up a new avenue for any teen with a smartphone to explore meaningful topics through creative expression. The videos are published in a special section of KidSpirit's site, as well its social media channels.
KidSpirit is launching this initiative with two exciting Shorts. In "Teens and Technology: Close Up on Coronel Oviedo," young filmmaker Jesus Lopez sits down with his friends over the traditional Paraguayan drink terere to discuss how devices and digital media have impacted teens' lives.
In anticipation of KidSpirit's summer issue on Storytelling and Narrative, New York editor Maya Mesh narrates her grandmother's incredible journey emigrating from Ecuador to the United States and building a new life from scratch. Maya continues with her mother's remarkable story, reminding us of the importance of listening to each other's struggles and stories with open hearts.
Both videos are available on KidSpirit's website (https://kidspiritonline.com/
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