Like Making Videos?: New Student Opportunity!

student videoDear friends,

The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (ICCN) and Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) are now accepting youth-created video pieces and innovative technology demonstration submissions for our upcoming showcase event: “Insights and Innovations: Youth Speak Through Media and Technology.”

The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is honored to host the kick-off event for MCC’s yearlong celebration marking 20 years of grant-making through the MCC’s YouthReach Initiative. Join us as we amplify the voices of Boston-area youth by representing youth’s achievements and the impact of youth programs in the community. We invite you to submit your youth’s work because we wish to celebrate the programs that excel at fostering youth voice and participation in the Boston area using the tools of digital media and technology.

Attendees for this event will be youth from programs representing the Greater Boston area, including MCC YouthReach Initiative grantees and other teen-serving organizations, their families, and supporters.

Youth are required to be present on November 21 from 4:00 PM– 8 PM at the Museum of Science to showcase demonstrations and/or participate in video screening and Q&A.

DEADLINE for Video and Demo Proposal Submissions online is October 23, 2013 5pm. Go to http://goo.gl/XN3Z46 to submit today!

You do not have to a member of MCC YouthReach to participate.

More on Mass Cultural Council Youth Reach
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The MCC’s YouthReach Initiative promotes out-of-school arts, humanities and science opportunities that nurture the spirit of creative inquiry in young people.

More on Intel Computer Clubhouse Network
The Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.

DEMO and VIDEO INFORMATION:
We seek work with a focus on youth-led exploration about identity, culture, community, global view or other socially relevant topics. All videos and demonstrations should be youth-made by teens and created during the Fall 2012 – Fall 2013 timeframe. Final pieces for the Showcase will be selected by a team from MCC and ICCN along the criteria of relevance to the theme, creativity, and innovation.

DEMO Spec requirements:
Demonstrations should be dynamic, interactive, hands-on and reflect the work of your program. Demonstrations hosted between 4:30 and 5:30 PM at Museum of Science.

VIDEO Spec requirements:
Videos should be no more than 3-5 minutes but excerpts of longer videos are acceptable. Genre can include documentary, short-short, fiction and animation. Videos will screen at 6PM followed by a Q&A session with youth video-makers. Please provide a link to the video on a video sharing site (YouTube/Vimeo) but we will also ask you provide a full quality DVD ahead of time for the Showcase itself.

For information on this Showcase:
Contact Lynn Murray, lmurray@mos.org or 617-589-0446.

Save the Date!
Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (ICCN) and Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) host
“Insights and Innovations: Youth Speak Through Media and Technology” Showcase Event
Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 PM– 8 PM, Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston MA 02114
Celebrating 20 years of YouthReach Initiative through youth-led demonstrations & video screenings
Free & Open to the Public
Refreshments and Parking provided

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