To compliment and advance the Youth as Researchers curriculum, the UNESCO Chair Program at Penn State has developed the Youth as Active Communicators program and outreach workshops "Lights, Camera, Community Action: Training Youth as Community-Based Research Practitioners Through Digital Media to Enhance Civic Engagement." These allow youth researchers to immediately translate their findings into applied programs and calls to action.

Digital media is a powerful tool for youth to communicate what matters to them and share their ideas for improving our world. The program seeks to develop strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills within youth. The program focuses on the use of digital photography, videography, social media, as well as website design to educate the public about issues identified through their research. Participants will work with DSLR cameras and other multimedia equipment in small groups to practice and ultimately produce a short interview-based video on a common issue they would like to address in their communities.

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