For Immediate Release
WXXI AND THE ROADWORK FOR SUCCESS PARTNER ON A PROJECT THAT ENCOURAGES YOUTHS TO COMMUNICATE THE CHALLENGES OF ENTERING INTO ADULTHOOD
(Rochester, New York) October 25, 2005 – WXXI Public Broadcasting and the University of Rochester Medical Center have partnered with the community-wide coalition, The Roadwork For Success In Young Adulthood, in organizing a community project designed to engage youth and young adults to communicate and understand their needs as they emerge into adulthood. Over 100,000 15-24 year olds live in Monroe County and currently face the transition of leaving their childhood homes and schools to become successful and independent adults. One hundred local 15-24 year olds will be given disposable digital cameras and asked to document their strengths and challenges as they make this transition. Project leaders will offer photography instruction and guide the youth on putting together mini-documentaries over the next seven months. On Thursday, October 27 WXXI will host a half-day workshop at the station to train group leaders on the project and on Wednesday, November 9 the youth will be presented with their digital cameras and given their assignment at a kick-off event at WXXI, 280 State Street, Rochester.
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