In April, I shared with you that I was developing a media project with youth charity, Fixers, to help me reach out to a wider group of young people and take the concept of using your voice further.
This project has been a bit of a rollercoaster process, with ups and downs, and ideas bouncing back and forth. After creating a spoken word script that I believe will speak to young people in the best possible way, the film was shot on a bright, crisp Autumn day in a beautiful park in Croydon with six amazing young people.
What started early this year has now come full circle, with the completion of my short film on empowering youth voice, which I would like to share with you at my official launch. I have seen the end result — I cried tears of happiness when I saw it — and I love it, so now I can’t wait for you to get the first look.
The launch will be taking place next Monday (7th December) at 6.30-8pm in Project B (3-7 Middle Street, Croydon, CR0 1RE), giving you the opportunity to come by after school, college, university or work. Once you’ve watched the short film, you will then have the opportunity to use your voice in a discussion, so come prepared with issues that matter to you and your thoughts on youth engagement.
I would love to see as many youth workers, teachers, members of youth organisations and members of the Croydon community as possible at the launch, but most of all, I want to see the largest amount of young people possible, because this is all about the voice of the youth.
For more information, you can contact me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter, @ShanqMarie