Student teams to produce short videos
Inspiring by example
Millions of young people across America, including school drop-outs, do not know about the life-changing benefits they can gain from career and technical education programs.
CFA is launching a national communications campaign to inform these young people about career and technical education and to motivate them to explore opportunities in their communities to enroll.
CFA is inviting current career and technical education student teams to produce short videos that, in their own voices and style, tell their own stories about how they are benefiting from the programs in which they are enrolled. Young people sometimes listen more attentively to other young people who face similar concerns, doubts and adversity in life.
A panel of students and educators convened by CFA will select the best of the videos submitted to feature in the CFA campaign. CFA will share these videos with schools, nonprofit organizations, social media and the news media all over the country, seeking to publicize them as widely as possible. The goal is to have them seen by millions of young people -- students and drop-outs -- so that kids hear from "people like me" why they should explore career and technical education.
From among the applications received, CFA will select teams to receive funding to cover out-of-pocket costs related to producing the videos.
The deadline for applications is March 23, 2012. Please contact Karen Kaplowitz, CFA Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-890-4240 for more information.
About the Author
Karen Kaplowitz is the Vice President of the Center for America Funding.