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Screening this series gives young people the opportunity to hear from other young people how they are creating change in their communities.
Brave New Films will provide you with a toolkit with lesson plans and activities to guide your screening. DVDs available upon request.
Brave New Films developed the Following Their Lead: Youth in Action series because not enough people (young or old) recognize the power of young people. We want the youth to understand that they and those around them are a resource. For a thriving democracy, it is essential that the youth voice is heard. Many young people feel deeply apathetic, discouraged, unheard and even entirely disengaged from the things that affect their daily lives. We need our youth to understand that they have power as individuals and even more so with their classmates, friends, and community. This allows apathy to evolve into empowerment and action. This is what makes Following Their Lead: Youth in Action an indispensable tool.
This series shows the youth that at any age, they have the power to make a direct difference in their own lives. Like the series you screened last year, the continuation follows young people across the U.S. who have witnessed injustice and have chosen to take action. Mississippi youth noticed inaccuracies in voter rolls and decided to form Mississippi Votes, while in Massachusetts, Sophrosyne Mental Health was founded by a student who recognized the need for mental health education. All young people have the same capacity to be leaders, the younger they learn this the better. The completed series includes fourteen episodes with a total runtime of 1 hour, 11 seconds. This format allows for educators to show the series either in part or as a whole.
Full Series Runtime: 1 hour, 11 seconds
|1. Youth Rise Texas||4:02|
|2. Rise For Youth||3:45|
|3. Native Youth Alliance||5:23|
|4. Citizen University||4:32|
|5. Communities United||3:59|
|6. Padres y Jovenes||4:04|
|7. Youth Vs. Apocalypse||5:36|
|8. Moco Students for Change||5:08|
|9. Assata's Daughters||4:59|
|10. Sophrosyne Mental Health||3:37|
|11. Leaders Igniting Transformation||4:31|
|12. Teens Take Charge||3:56|
|13. Reproductive Health Access Project||3:19|
|14. Mississippi Votes||4:20|