During the summer of 2014, AFSC-SENE and Youth in Action RI partnered to make a video for the If I Had a Trillion Dollars video contest. The idea of the contest is to make clear that real security is found in funding human needs, not the military. We spent the summer learning about the federal budget, the current priorities and thinking about how better to use federal funds. The youth quickly settled on education, talking about the miserable food that is served, the crumbling (sometimes literally falling apart) buildings, the lack of technology and science equipment, the b
Join us to see creative short films made by KC area youth expressing the ways they think we should spend our federal budget to help our community.
KC area youth will speak out in a series of short films submitted to the national youth If I Had A Trillion Dollars film festival. Come see their hopes and dreams for a federal budget that will help produce a more positive future.
We invite you to learn more about AFSC work in Kansas City, which is building and strengthening a movement for social change.
We are inspired by the youth who participate in the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film project, the If I Could Change the World spoken word project and the summer Social Change Institute. Each year we also have college-aged peace interns who do a phenomenal job learning about peace and justice issues and ways to engage and empower high school-aged youth.
Flyer for the American Friends Service Committee's 2014-15 Youth Civic Engagement Projects. Kansas City area high school-aged youth are invited to participate in creative arts and social change projects. We encourage high school educators and youth leaders to contact us to find out more.
It is the children who tug at my heart. Children at the border, crowded together on mats in a huge room. Children, bloodied, with stunned faces in Gaza. Children caught in the madness of situations they didn't create, just wanting to be with their mom and dad, just wanting to be safe. Sometimes if feels so overwhelming.
Students at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis stand behind a tombstone created in memory of one of 18 youth killed this year. The tombstone later is transformed into a message of peace.
What do 120 pieces of foam board, 250 plastic zip ties, 20 bottles of paint, 350 young people and 1 hot glue gun have in common? They were all part of a Peace March and Rally that AFSC cosponsored in May at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis.
Students at one Missouri high school hope a video they produced for the "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" Film Festival will give lawmakers a lesson on how the students’ priorities line up with those of the federal budget.
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