Critical Exposure will provide digital cameras and training to 125 youth in Washington, DC. Help empower students to use their photography and voices to build public support for social change.
Critical Exposure addresses two needs: (1) the need to provide low-income students with training and opportunities for artistic expression and participation in the public policymaking process, and (2) the need to ensure that youth voices are part of conversations about school reform efforts.
We pursue our mission with a three-pronged strategy:
•Youth Empowerment (train youth in photography, leadership, and advocacy)
•Public Engagement (community viewings/exhibitions)
•Policy Change (help youth influence school reform through photos)
•Develop capacity of youth orgs to provide art/advocacy training to their youth.
•Increase willingness/ability of adult orgs to incorporate voices/talents of youth.
•Ensure that the DC adopts and begin implement policies identified by youth.
It feels good to be heard. It feels good to have an outlet and hit the real world with my voice and my experience. Thanks to Critical Exposure, I've been noticed, heard, and made a difference. - Ian, 11th Grade, Participating student
Total Funding Received to Date: $20,861
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $29,138
Total Funding Goal: $50,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).