Media and (You)th: Building Positive Communities Online

Start Date: 2015
Curriculum Links: Science 8-11, Social Studies 11, Social Justice 12, Law 12
Project Partners: Open Media
Project Funders: Coast Capital Savings

The Media and (You)th: Building Positive Communities Online project is a partnership between CYH and Open Media that aims to empower youth in the Lower Mainland with knowledge, skills, and resources to create positive, inclusive, and safe online communities. Open Media’s work has identified a serious need to engage, educate and empower people to build collaborative online communities and protect online rights around issues of privacy, access, and free expression. A new Media and (You)th workshop will be developed in collaboration with Open Media to highlight the leading role of youth in shaping digital media content. In extension, a team of youth will be trained to take online action on issues they are passionate about to bring the voices of young people to the forefront.