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New Voices for Youth is...

 

An after school program for youth in Redwood City, Belle Haven and East Palo Alto designed to encourage civic engagement through video production. With guidance from an experienced teacher, students learn how to write, direct, edit and screen videos about an issue in their community. Students work in teams to:

* choose an issue

* identify reliable sources for facts and figures

* create and edit a video that tells a story

* exhibit the video online and promote it with social media.

 

Through their participation in the New Voices For Youth Program, students develop skills, including:

* public speaking

* interviewing

* visual story telling

* team building

* video production

 

NEW VOICES FOR YOUTH was founded by the Leagues of Women Voters in Palo Alto and South San Mateo County in 2004. New Voices for Youth is funded entirely through tax-deductible grants and donations. For more information, see CONTRIBUTE.

 

2017-18 Programs

NV4Youth weekly beginning video classes at Siena Youth Center
Located in the North Fair Oaks Community. Members of the Siena Youth Center can join the SYC/NV4Y video crew. Open to students between the ages 13-19.

The SYC/NV4Y Fall video program begins September, 2017.

Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
NV4Y conducts twice a week classes at the Boys and Girls Club located in the East Palo Alto Moldaw-Zaffaroni Clubhouse. Open to middle school students.

During the summer, Moldaw-Zaffroni Clubhouse programs are for high school students. Middle school programming returns in October, 2017.

Internship Opportunties
Not an SYC Member but still want to learn film production and be part of our program? Contact the program director at nv4youth@gmail.com about an internship opportunity. NV4Y Alumni are encouraged to participate! Expand your filmmaking skills and help us engage upcoming students.

 

 

 

Our partners


Our Partners and Supporters

Our partners


Our Partners and Supporters

PARTNERS

Youth Community Services

Youth Community Services

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Siena Youth Center of St. Francis

Siena Youth Center of St. Francis

Menlo Atherton High School

Menlo Atherton High School

SUPPORTERS

Fresh Takes in Redwood City

Fresh Takes in Redwood City

Mid Peninsula Media Center

Mid Peninsula Media Center

Woman’s Club of Palo Alto

Woman’s Club of Palo Alto

YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula

YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula

 
Palo Alto University Rotary

Palo Alto University Rotary

 
The San Francisco Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation

Woodside and Portola Valley Rotary

Woodside and Portola Valley Rotary

 
Palo Alto Community Fund

Palo Alto Community Fund

North Fair Oaks Youth Initiative

North Fair Oaks Youth Initiative

 
League of Women Voters Palo Alto

League of Women Voters Palo Alto

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

 

Our partners believe in our mission, which is to provide students with media production training in order to create their own original documentaries on issues of importance to them. We believe that when youth experience the power of making a difference through media arts, they are more likely to get politically involved. And, if youth are involved, it is generally not long before they involve their parents, relatives and friends.

It is our collective belief that New Voices For Youth will help students:

  • engage in social change
  • register to vote
  • inspire others to vote once registered
  • educate audiences on the issues of importance to students including the necessary information to affect real change; and
  • reach the broader community, especially those under served