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Video Showcase

The WHRO Center for Regional Citizenship talked with a variety of young citizens about what’s at stake for the future of our democracy. These six two-minute videos showcase the voices of young Americans discussing how they engage in the political process and why they think it is important to build a more responsive government: http://www.betherebecounted.org/

How can young people get involved in the political process?


Why is it important to be an engaged citizen?


Where do young people get their political news and information?


What are important issues facing America today?


What does Congress need to do for our future?


What does it mean to be an American?

The videos were made possible through support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Video Competition

The WHRO Center for Regional Citizenship hosted a video competition among young people to capture the perspectives of young people on political engagement and election-related issues. The winners are:

· Junior Division (aged 14 – 18): Norfolk Technical Center

· Senior Division (aged 18 – 25): Virginia Wesleyan College

http://www.betherebecounted.org/video.html

 

Video Competition Winners!

Junior Division Winner

“Vote”



Produced by Norfolk Technical Center
Production Team: Chelsea Myrick, Ricky Cox, Nicholas Smith
Students discuss the importance of voting and challenge young people to become
Informed, be open-minded and discuss the issues.


Senior Division Winner


“Voting Issues”
Produced by Virginia Wesleyan College
Production Team:
Tiffany Davis, Ashleigh Anderson, Chris Markham, Venner Milewski, Timothy Jones
The video informs the audience about major issues that will be decided by the next president and highlights how these issues affect everyone.

If you would like more information or have ideas for involving young people in Elections ’08,
please contact Kelly Jackson,
Director of the WHRO Center for Regional Citizenship
757/889-9415 or kelly.jackson@whro.org

www.betherebecounted.org

vote

The Center for Regional Citizenship extends the impact of public broadcasting with a goal to build civic, social and educational capital in Hampton Roads. For more information on the CRC, please visit the website at http://whro.org/home/cfc .

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If you would like more information or have ideas for involving young people in Elections ’08, please contact Kelly Jackson, Director of the WHRO Center for Regional Citizenship, at 757.889.9415 or kelly.jackson@whro.org .

war

Click above for more info on The War series.

THE WAR is a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of nearly 50 men and women from four quintessentially American towns: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota.

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