Videos worth watching, produced for, with and by Gen Z
From the Coronavirus pandemic to a turbulent presidential election, here are SRL’s TOP 10 STORIES from 2020:
STEREOTYPES: African American cellist deals with stereotypes in classical music world | This story was produced by Cecilia Spencer at University View Academy in Louisiana with support from Connected Educator Joan Magee.
MISCONCEPTIONS: Hispanic and latino immigrants: “We came here for a better life” | This story was produced by Yeishaliz Cancel, Allison Ferguson, Nicole Calderon, and Kelsey Golden at Dominion High School in Virginia with support from Connected Educator Mitch Schwartz.
COVID-19: How teens are coping with #COVID19 | This piece was produced by students from Burlingame High School in California; Mercy High School in Michigan; Canyon High School in California; Christopher Columbus High School in Florida; Northside Charter High School in New York.
COVID-19: “I never saw this coming” This video diary was submitted by Haley Mattes at Catawba Ridge High School in South Carolina.
ELECTION 2020: Follow this 17-year-old election poll worker during Wisconsin’s primary | This story was produced by Anyiah Simone Chambers at Wauwatosa West High School in Wisconsin with support from Connected Educator Chris Lazarski.
RACIAL INJUSTICE: Teen explains why she demonstrated over George Floyd’s death | This story was produced by Angel Delich at F.V. Pankow Center in Michigan with support from Connected Educator Michael Kaufman.
CHANGE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA: How can young people use social media to create positive change? | This story was produced by students at Oakland Military Institute in California during #DigCitCommit at Facebook HQ.
COVID-19: “I feel like I’m trapped:” Students discuss anxiety and depression during the pandemic | Students across the country describe how they’re struggling with distance learning and serious mental health concerns for the Well Beings event “COVID, Coping and Teens.”
RACIAL INJUSTICE: My grandmother became a civil rights activist as a teen, this is why we must continue her fight | This story was produced by Nairobi Williese Barnes at Oakland Military Institute in California, with support from SRL connected educator Rachel Mahlke and edited by Youth Media Producer Marie Cusick.
COVID-19: This brother helps his special needs sibling navigate remote learning | This video diary was produced by Zhenwei Gao at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California with support from SRL connected educator Bernadine Judson and Youth Media Producer Marie Cusick.