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COVID-19 Youth Response Project

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April 30, 2020

High Five Access Media and YouthPower365 invite local high schoolers to apply for a unique, virtual, Valley-wide project. It is an opportunity for students to share their perspectives and experiences related to COVID-19 in the Eagle County community.

Selected participants will tell their own stories as individuals or groups around the current health and economic crisis. To authentically express themselves, students will choose their own medium within this project. This may include taking a journalistic or artistic approach to create written articles, video, audio, photography, or a combination thereof. Participants will receive expert technical assistance and relevant mentoring and training related to their medium and content delivery, as well as benefit from peer critique and feedback.

Across three weeks, students will strive for a final product that will be published online, through social media, and other local communication platforms. In addition to community-wide exposure, student work will be judged by a professional committee for three prizes valued at $300 each. Winners will be allowed to choose equipment/software that helps them continue to tell their story after the project sunsets. In addition to the potential to win prizes, this experience will serve as an incredible addition to any resume or college application.

To begin this journey, students should complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HFYN9RJ, which will be followed by a phone call or email from organizers to determine acceptance into the project.