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Helping Kids Help Themselves

idea by bettyrocks2

Website

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http://www.yaamworks.com

Twitter handle

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#yaamworks

Overview of Idea

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Youth Art and Media Works gives 'tweens an equal voice and an active role in the prevention of child abuse. By listening carefully to the kids then connecting them with artists, they can visualize positive solutions to their challenges and share them with their peers.

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The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

We help kids help themselves. The video above says it best.

If funded The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis agreed to engage an artist/writer to lead a workshop. Kids will collaborate on a visual story and then present it to the community in a dramatic reading or play. $1500

Soul Touch Productions, St. Paul, MN, will get us back in the classrooms to listen to the kids & recruit those who are interested as well as kids who want to create a video of the process, idea development and reading/play. $2000

We'll cut and post the films on our web site/FB. ($500)

Food and travel for the kids, small staging of the reading/play, & some PR may zero out the grant, but imagine what those kids will have done for each other.

Discussion
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Wonderful idea. Hope this helps! :)

by FTB787
over 2 years ago | Reply

I am honored to participate in such an amazing project.

by chandaparkinson
over 2 years ago | Reply

Outstanding idea! When you get kids together with a direction in mind you end up with surprises you never knew were there. I am very impressed at not only in the end result but the process. Nice work to all.

by Scott.Olson.TMC
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much, EVERYBODY, for your support. This is not just for Craig and Beth and Matt Berg and Ben Rummel and all the others who have dedicated their free time to this cause but for the kids who will be our future leaders, teachers, media makers. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

by bettyrocks2
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great Idea that needs to be supported.

by chaunceypdinh
over 2 years ago | Reply

Much neede great solution. Thanks for the opportunity to support.

by gellisbush@yahoo.com
over 2 years ago | Reply

Much neede great solution. Thanks for the opportunity to support.

by gellisbush@yahoo.com
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is needed now more than ever by young people in today's difficult world.

by craig rice
over 2 years ago | Reply

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! So GOOD!

by RachelSwardson
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is terrific! Thanks to everyone so far! Keep those votes coming. The more votes we get, the better the chance that this project and all of the dedicated kids and grown-ups involved will reap the GOOD benefits!

by bettyrocks2
over 2 years ago | Reply

Fabulous idea! Keep up the good work!

by 123powerhouse
over 2 years ago | Reply

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$5,000
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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 11

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 08
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, August 09

Voting Ended
Thursday, August 23
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Flint Local 432 - Production Improvements
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Winner Announced
Thursday, August 23

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