Flyer inviting high school-age youth and school groups to participate in AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement projects in Kansas City.
Groups can learn about U.S. budget priorities and tax policies and create films for the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film festival; explore their ideas about how to improve our community and world and create spoken word poetry to perform wiht the "If I Could Change the World" spoken word project; participate in trainings about social change, nonviolent action and activism; and more...
Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth develolpment and leadership
AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2013-2014. We anticipate that after this year's excellent experiences we will have many more requests from groups wishing to participate next year, so contact us soon.
Youth from the Whatsoever Community Center, KCMO made lobby visits to the offices of Congressman Cleaver and Blunt as part of the national screening and advocacy actions at the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" Youth Film Festival. (To view a gallery of photos from the event, click here.)
Youth represent Kansas City at the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” National Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
AFSC Peace Interns Pearl Webb and Isabella Fassi conduct an If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film training at Paseo High School
The Intern will work with AFSC staff and volunteers to support Kansas City AFSC peace campaigns and engage youth from after-school, faith, and high school settings in creative peacemaking and social change (e.g. If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth Film Festival and the If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing ways corporations and the 1% control U.S.
AFSC Kansas City interns Isabella Fassi, left, and Pearl Webb unfold a graphic demonstrating that 60% of discretionary federal spending goes to the Pentagon. The seated students are from Paseo Arts Academy.
Pearl Webb, Isabella Fassi, and Joshua Smith started interning with AFSC in August 2012, to lead youth civic engagement and social action projects in the Kansas City area. Along with Program Coordinator Ira Harritt, the interns teach high school-aged youth about issues in their communities, injustice in the U.S., and how they can help put an end to the injustice and promote greater peace.
Join us on January 12th to recognize the work of some outstanding and diverse local youth filmmakers as they show us how they would put our trillion-dollar federal discretionary budget to use if they were in charge.
American Friends Service Committee at 816 931-5256
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