3rd International Youth Media Summit (for teens)
Media Education Centre will be organizers of the 3rd International Youth Media Summit for teens ages 13-17, held in Belgrade summer of 2008.
International Youth Media Summit was founded by Ms. Evelyn Seubert from Cleveland High School USA and Ms. Aileen Marshal from South Lanarkshire Council in Scotland. During July 21-30, 2006, the first summit was held in LA presented by ‘Listen Up!’ and ‘Learning for Life’ as well as being mainly funded by IRMAS Charitable Foundation and HealthNet.
Nearly 90 people from 26 countries attended the Summit in 2006 and represented diversity in identifying and addressing seven core issues:
Racism | Violence | Poverty | Youth Empowerment | Women’s Empowerment | Health
The outcomes are Public Service Announcements (PSAs) filmed and edited by student filmmakers as well as researched and prepared by the student diplomats.
This program is exclusively designed to provide Skill and Professional Development as well as familiarizing young participants with codes and standards of Media. The program also provides a media platform for young adults to express and present the above significant issues around the globe.
All delegates chose an issue group, and when in Belgrade they worked with others in their issue group to:
• Create resolutions of action and present them to both the United Nations and home countries.
• Create public service announcements that encourage teens to become actively involved in creating change.
• Share past successes using video, collaborative projects, and work done at other teen summits and organizations.
• Plan future work using international media exchange projects.
If you are organization working with young people or an individual young filmmaker (13 to 19) and media and you are interested on 3rd International Youth Media Summit please register and write your question-comments on the IYMS Blog Category. http://www.roamingreporters.net/RRWP/