Head, Hands, and Heart

Global Leadership Forum brought together 30 youth leaders from 15 countries “to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.” Part of the GLF training www.uwc-usa.org/glf involved 6 international teams learning how to create broadcast-quality digital media. Here is the work of one team from Argentina, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. The piece is entitled Head, Hands, and Heart.

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The Raven

Global Leadership Forum brought together 30 youth leaders from 15 countries “to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.” Part of the GLF training www.uwc-usa.org/glf involved 6 international teams learning how to create broadcast-quality digital media. Here is the work of one team from Canada, Colombia, Libya, Senegal, and the United States. The piece is entitled “The Raven”.

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We, Youth

“Three pages about life in the shelter and overcoming problems”

This is Mercedes Downing’s story. She’s a senior at Santa Fe High School and shares with us her beautiful and inspiring story. As she said, this is the result of three pages written about life in a youth shelter and how she overcame her hardships.

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Who Do My Parents Really Think I Am?

“Kids are worried about what they’ll be and parents worry about their children not doing anything (or enough) with their life. This piece should give listeners an idea that life is what you make of it.  You can be whatever you wanna be just as long as you start somewhere and keep yourself educated about everything.” -Ryan Lawless

Ryan created this piece during YMP’s and SFAI’s 4th Annual Summer Intensive. Enjoy this heartfelt and inspirational story!

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Little Lost Fish

“Little Lost Fish” was created by Marga Blanco. Having just moved to the USA two months prior to joining YMP’s and SFAI’s Summer Intensive, she made a wonderfully moving and creative story based on a dream she once had.  The dream is of a little lost fish, but be not fooled by the name or the dream, this piece carries many thought-provoking questions about what it means to be human. In Marga’s words: “This piece is based on a dream I had and a nightmare as well. It is about finding yourself in this vast wold and knowing where you will fit in.” ENJOY!

Please support and check out Marga’s piece on NPR’s YouthCast.

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Words

“My piece is merely a collection of poems I wrote. I made them as personal as possible.”

What Ari Rappaport said about his YMP/SFAI Summer Intensive piece is quite the understatement.  While it is a collection of poetry, there is nothing ‘mere’ about them. The philosophies Ari dives into are nothing short of extrodinary- through his poems he creates worlds of wonder about the most fundamental ideas of how to live.

Enjoy the poetic philosophies of Ari Rappaport!

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My Life Story

Teddy Garcia, an 8th grader at McKinley Middle school, came to Youth Media Project’s 2011 Summer Intensive at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Her story is one of hardships, growing up around drugs and ending up going to different foster families. She describes her life like a river. In her words, “This is about my story, like a river, and how I got adopted.”

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Dream On

“Dream On” was written, produced and created by Javier Sernas in Youth Media Project’s 4th annual Summer Intensive. Working with YMP as well as Perish1 and Lisa Donahue of the Santa Fe Art Institute, Javier decided to focus his aural creation on dreams. In Javier’s words: “My piece is about dreams- as in the kinds of dreams you have when you sleep.” Enjoy!

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What is Love?

“My piece is about what kind of love there is and what love is, what mistakes I’ve done and how love is hard. It’s me expressing my feeling about what love is and how it hurts. I also wrote a rap”

Edith Juarez, a sophomore at Santa Fe High School, created the piece that she describes above in YMP’s 4th Annual Summer Intensive at the Santa Fe Art Institute.  She dives into the multiple ways people love by beautifully interweaving interviews of people on the Railrunner as well as in Old Town Albuquerque throughout her narrative and speculations on what it means to love. Also, she raps.

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Three Animals

“It’s about three animals. I interviewed people and I used editing to make this piece right. It’s kind of funny.”

Kai Omori, age 13, is quoted above about the audio piece he created during the YMP/SFAI Summer Intensive. Honestly, he said it all… minus the thought-provoking surprises. ENJOY!

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