Cecilia Mejia By Cecilia Mejia, March 8, 2017

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“We shouldn’t wait so long to put the pens and hear the stories of those young people growing up…”
– Tarell Alvin McCraney, Writer of Moonlight

Every day we are inundated with troubling news from all over the world and in our own country. Almost every aspect of our work is being challenged – education, media, health and freedom of expression. Never has the time to affect change been more crucial. Never has there been a more important time for art. Never have the voices of young people been more imperative. Never has there been more of a demand for our work.  We see hope and possibility with the success of Moonlight – hope in the power of storytelling, especially as told by young people who have traditionally been silenced.

For almost two decades, Scenarios has worked tirelessly to bring youth voices to the forefront of change. In that time, we have:

  • worked with over 100,000 students and 4,000 teachers all over the country
  • produced 27 youth-written films
  • won awards at numerous film festivals worldwide
  • broadcast on major networks
  • created five impactful curricula 

Scenarios‘ mission is becoming increasingly more important. Through Scenarios’ programs, young people find strength in their own voices and abilities to affect change, not only in their own lives, but also in the lives of their communities – and the world.

It is because of our brave young people that we find the resolve to continue our work during these challenging times. They get to decide what is next and they deserve every opportunity to have their voices heard and listened to. 

Will you join us in this effort? 

Text keyword SUSA to 41444
or go to http://bit.ly/supportsusa 

With much love and solidarity,
The Scenarios Crew

 

 

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