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Shine On! and Youth Media






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    • EXPRESSING YOUTH VOICE THROUGH MEDIA Engaging and Growing Youth Through Shine On! Student Newspaper
    • Shine On! Bingo
      • Turn to three to four people around you
      • Looking at the issue of Shine On! that you’ve been given, try to fill in as many squares as possible in the next three minutes
      • Winners get a FABULOUS prize!
      • What conceptions does the adult world have about youth? What stereotypes exist?
    • Discussion
        • Where does the adult world hear about youth? What do we refer to when staying ‘in the loop’ with young people?
      • What does the adult world hear about youth?
      • Where do you hear authentic examples of youth voice?
      • If the news about young people is often negative and rarely in their voice, what effect does this likely have on our communities?
    • The Solution
      • A newspaper developed by Youth Development Office, meant to highlight youth leadership and service in Minneapolis Public Schools
      • Addresses problems through providing a place for:
        • Expression of youth voice
        • Positive media about youth and by youth
    • Youth Editorial Board
      • High School students responsible for:
        • Meeting together
        • Discussing/deciding on a pertinent theme
        • Writing articles
        • Discussion solicitation
        • Organization and vision for the issue
      • Journalists, advocates, teachers, learners
      • Youth Workers in place to challenge and support
    • Putting Together an Issue
      • Youth provide framework
      • Youth explore their niches based on their natural talents and interests
      • Staff helps connect to outside resources, solicits, distributes, advocates
      • The process will seem hodge-podge. It’s supposed to, because you as the staff don’t get to be in charge of everything!
    • Benefits
        • Shine On! Young Leaders Rising is beneficial for youth in Minneapolis
          • Legitimizes ideas and discourse of youth
          • Documents experiences of youth in a tangible, professional format
          • Celebrates youth
    • Benefits
        • Shine On! Young Leaders Rising is beneficial for the school district in Minneapolis
          • Legitimizes Service Learning through professional documentation
          • Highlights student achievement
          • Presents student discourse which can enrich and supplement the curriculum
    • Benefits
        • Shine On! Young Leaders Rising is an invaluable tool for community building in Minneapolis
          • Staff networking through solicitation and distribution
          • Student networking through YEB, essay contest, and opportunities to get involved
          • Creating a common identity as service learners
    • Benefits
      • Lastly, Shine On! Young Leaders Rising is a Service Learning experience for YEB members, and that comes with its own set of benefits…
    • Other Forms of Youth Media
      • Magazines
        • Containing a collection of articles, stories, pictures, or other features
      • Zines
        • Inexpensively produced, self-published, underground publication
      • Newsletters
        • Regularly distributed, about one main topic of interest to individuals. Tend to be shorter and easily produced.
      • Blog
        • A website that displays written postings by one or more individuals, usually has links to comments on specific postings
        • An example of this can be found at: http://speakingundergroundonline.blogspot.com/
      • What is the feasibility of instituting a form of Youth Media in your program?
      • What would the benefits be for your program?
      • What obstacles exist to the development of this type of youth media?
      Partner Discussion
    • A Message from the Editors:
        • A balancing act between challenging and supporting
        • Opportunities increase growth
        • Youth deserve to be heard, because they have something important to say
        • It’s our job to ensure that they have a place to express themselves