Young Documentarians Spotlight Community Issues

Apr. 29, 2013
URMC Part of Creative Partnership to Empower Young People

Raising 100,000 Voices is presenting a premiere screening of mini-documentaries produced by young people growing up in the City of Rochester.  The event takes place beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue.

Now in its eighth year, Raising 100,000 Voices is a national outreach project brought to Rochester by the University of Rochester Medical Center and WXXI Public Broadcasting Council.  The project encourages local young people, ages 12 to 24, to use video to share their perspectives on what it’s like to transition into adulthood while living in a disadvantaged neighborhood.  This year, 60 participants created more than 20, three-minute videos that will be shown during the screening, which is free and open to the public.

Numerous youth agencies are participating in the project, including: Citizen U, Rochester City School #52, Center for Youth Services, Charles Settlement House, Inc., Edison Tech, Community Place of Greater Rochester, Monroe County Youth on the Move, Youth Empowerment Production Program (Y.E.P.P.) of Grace Community Village, Inc., and Dazzle School.

This event is made possible through a partnership with Roadwork for Success in Young Adulthood, WXXI Public Broadcasting, and the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry.