Spark! Finding My Voice was designed as a project-based service learning program that aids middle school students in identifying community issues about which they are passionate. Young people use digital media to tell stories, develop their voices and create an action plan to advocate for change in their communities.
- Designed as a 9-week after school program
- Aimed at ages 11 to 15, with program modifications available for older/advanced students
- Meets a number of National Educational Technology Standards.
“The Civic Voice Curriculum draws on state of the art knowledge about how to help young people engage in public life. Trained staff and peer mentors provide great technology training in the communication skills that are useful in so many areas of life. Learning ho to address community issues with effective advocacy is a great way to meet service requirements.” – Dr. Lance Bennett, professor and director of the University of Washington’s Center for Communication and Civic Engagement
“Digital media technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to help young people learn to engage with public life. Learning how to develop public voices and sustainable networks can be enhanced through access to technology, content production and skills training.” – University of Washington’s Center for Communication and Civic Engagement