youTHink Radio Project 2008
This winter 2007-2008,youTHink student interns share their experiences gathering family stories, showing the importance of preserving family history,
seeing their family stories in the context of the history of Los Angeles and what they learned over the course of this project. As part of this project, students visited The Autry National Centerís Community Gallery. Each student chose an artifact from one of the exhibits that had a personal connection for them. Here, they tell their storiesÖ.
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Students who participate in youTHink lessons are often struck by the experience of being taking seriously and being challenged to take action on the issues that are important to them. In July, youTHink launched a yearlong internship program to cultivate the leadership skills of students who are motivated
to make a difference.
A motivated group of middle and high school students answered the call, and after an intensive training program this summer, they are
working with us through June Ď08, reaching out to new students,creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for students who join
youTHink Youth Services programs, and taking part in planning and implementing Youth Services programming. Interns are motivated by the opportunity to learn new skills, to make an impact on the issues of concern to them, to make art, and to meet otherlike-minded youth. Students who successfully complete the internship will be awarded scholarships for their effort. .
Students spent a daylong retreat in the Malibu mountains in September. Where they experience a ropes course, and learn about leadership through hands-on games and activities.
Eighteen students from 10 different Los
Angeles middle and high schools came
together this summer to use art to send a
message. Through an intensive
weeklong arts workshop,
these students learned the
process of animation. Working
in teams, they developed
three animated public service
sharing messages about
the value of diversity and
the importance of looking
beneath the surface to really know people.
The messages of the PSAs are: Change is in
your hands; Itís not what you wear, itís who
you are; and Wouldnít
life be boring if we
were all the same?
The PSAs are being
screened in different
venues throughout the
community. So checkout the youTHink PSAs here.
Club youTHink, is a new Youth Services outreach program. Through Club youTHink students think critically about fairness, justice,
social action, and personal responsibility using art and other creative methods to do it while having fun. Students will gain
increasing determination to address the challenges that face our school, our community and our country. The first Club youTHink was offered this fall at Edison Middle School.
Join students, neighbors and local foresters in planting almost 100 trees, making a shady and beautiful environment. Wear comfortable clothes that you don't
mind getting dirty and
closed-toe shoes. Don't forget a waterbottle, sunhat and your positive energy!