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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Click here to view the audio slideshow for “Head, Hands, and Heart”.

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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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.”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Mi Vida

Edith Juarez of Santa Fe High School created this piece, entitled “Mi Vida” (My Life), during the 2010 Youth Media   Project Summer Intensive.  Written and performed all in Spanish, this piece shares the dreams and future life of a  girl who hasn’t had the easiest time growing up.  Edith speaks of the hardships that she has overcome in life and how she will succeed in her dreams of being an important leader in her community.