Mika Kie Weissbuch wrote -
Podcasts for Peace facilitates creative and intellectual expression through digital media to empower youth leaders and promote social justice through collaborative community engagement.
What We Do:
At the heart of Podcasts for Peace is its Youth Media Program, which promotes media literacy and production skills, social justice values, community connections, and leadership. Supported by local community leaders and volunteers from the United States, youth participants produce their own digital stories and radio diaries, learning hands-on skills in audio-visual technology, interview and narrative techniques, and digital editing.
The creativity and emotional self-expression central to digital storytelling and radio diaries is often a transformative experience for participants as they discover, refine, and share their personal voices with each other and the world. Podcasts for Peace equips youth participants with the skills and resources to take responsibility for their own learning, empowering them to pursue whatever goals they choose for themselves. Finally, the practical skills they learn will be applicable to a number of different professions, providing opportunities for future careers in the audio-visual arts and sciences.
Podcasts for Peace staff provide two hours of daily instruction and personalized coaching four days per week, and participants are encouraged to exchange feedback with their peers as they develop their pieces about issues they care about from brainstorm to final edit. The practical skills participants learn will be applicable to a number of different professions, providing opportunities for a future career in the audio-visual arts and sciences.