POWER Internship PSA: Listen Up!
By Sharron Snyder
I got involved with POWER when a staff person, Nick, gave an introduction to my class. My Principal recommended me to a staff coordinator saying that I would be the right student for the POWER Internship, he figured that I would be right for POWER because I am so involved with The Philadelphia Student Union. So I got interviewed for the internship and I got it!
At POWER, through project-based learning, “students apply the research, critical thinking, communication and technology skills they have developed to timely issues such as youth homelessness, youth as victims of violence, youth in popular culture, and the like”. In the end we were to produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA) or longer length film that is publicly screened and discussed.
My first day at POWER, everyone didn’t really know each other so no one said very much. Eventually everyone got comfortable and we started coming up with ideas on what we wanted our PSA to look like.
Majority of the students wanted to talk about how they are stressed out because of school and having problems at home. So we decided to do our video on teen stress and how the current budget cuts to education are making our lives worse. We wanted to show how we have responsibilities at home. All the stress from home can really make our teenage years complicated.
Check out our video below!
Young people growing up in Philadelphia face an array of barriers and they are not being silent about it. Will you listen up?
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POWER Internship, University Community Collaborative, Temple University