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.
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
Video Competition Winners!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 .
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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