Raising 100,000 Voices

Raising 100,000 Voices is a unique ongoing “video voice” media literacy community education project where youth and young adults receive digital video cameras to learn videography and to document strengths and challenges of emerging as healthy adults.
This youth-led approach empowers youth to share their realities of growing up in our local communities and communicates across a “generation gap” between those running broadly defined, health-related service systems and the consumers of these systems.

 

Highlights

News

  • Now in its eighth year – The Raising 100,00 Voices Project is back and working with many local youth serving organizations in the community.  Over the course of several months, participant filmmakers will work to produce their own three-minute video on issues of relevance to growing up successful and healthy.   Participant filmmakers are learning new technologies, speaking their minds in a pro-active way, taking away messages they learn from their productions and addressing challenges publicly by developing leadership in community and civic matters.  The Raising 100,000 Voices projects proves that kids do connect in a new way through the use of new technologies and are eager to share cultural aspects and what leads to heathy behaviors.

  • Now in its 6th year Raising 100,000 Voices will work with community agencies who will engage youth and young adults to create 3 minute documentaries on issues of relevance to growing up healthy, and to present their views and solutions to their community.  The 2010-2011 project is funded in part by the Tauck Foundation. http://www.tauckfoundation.org/

  • Now in its 5th year Raising 100,000 Voices will work with community agencies who will engage youth and young adults to create 3 minute documentaries on issues of relevance to growing up healthy, and to present their views and solutions to their community.  The 2009-2010 project is funded in part by the Tauck Foundation. http://www.tauckfoundation.org/

  • February, 2010 - The George Eastman House presents a special workshop featuring Artist Eli Reed. Several participating agencies will take advantage of this workshop opportunity providing an added opportunity for young filmmakers to get creative feedback on past and current projects including tips on photography, videography and storyboarding.
  • Now in its 4th year Raising 100,000 Voices will work with community agencies who will engage youth and young adults to create 3 minute documentaries on issues of relevance to growing up healthy, and to present their views and solutions to their community.  The 2008-2009 project is funded in part by the Tauck Foundation. http://www.tauckfoundation.org/

  • HIP-HOP: Beyond Beat & Rhymes
    Celebrate the Raising 100,000 Voices Winners annouced!

  • Celebrate the Raising 100,000 Voices youth filmmakers by attending a project event showcasing their work on Friday, May 4 from 6 - 9pm. Admission to this event is FREE and open to the public. more

  • HIP HOP: Beyond Beats & Rhymes Competition as part of Raising 100,000 Voices, young adults, ages 15-24, were invited to create a piece of hip-hop art. Hip-hop art included written lyrics, photography/visual art or recorded spoken word or videos. Check out the entries Coming soon!

  • Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes a PBS documentary takes an in-depth look at manhood in rap music and hip-hop culture – where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence and homophobia.  This groundbreaking documentary is “loving critique” of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form’s representations of masculinity. Aired on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) on Friday, February 23, 2007 at 10 p.m. 
    The national broadcast of HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes are supported by a comprehensive national community engagement campaign designed to educate both young consumers and media makers about issues of gender, race and community values. The campaign supports media literacy and encourages young men and women to reflect on the impact of frequently violent and sexual imagery on themselves, their relationships and their communities. Visit the outreach website. or Visit the PBS Companion Website.

  • Fifteen students who participated in Raising 100,000 Voices, produced a new animated short film, Livin' Life: Teens' Voices, which premiered at the High Falls Film Festival on Saturday, November 11 at 5 p.m. at the Little Theatre (back), 240 East Avenue.  Read more! -Watch the film online!

  • Several Raising 100,000 Voices filmmakers were finalists at The Young Filmmakers Festival (YFF), which made its High Falls Film Festival debut on Thursday, November 9 at 6:55 pm at the Little Theatre 1, 240 East Avenue. Read more!

  • Find out what the next steps are for the Raising 100,000 Voices project.
Project Year 2008/2009 Funded in part by the Tauck Foundation