Equal Voice Youth Empowerment Project: Maria Full of Hope

Equal Voice Youth Empowerment Project: Maria Full of Hope

Visit the Maria Full Of Hope website to read, watch and download the resource guide and educators’ toolkit and to request a DVD of Maria Full of Hope.

The Equal Voice Youth Empowerment Project is a nationwide effort to build on the 2008 Equal Voice for America’s Families campaign, which brought together 30,000 people to create the Equal Voice national family platform to advance family-friendly policies.

Through events developed in partnership with community-based organizations, Active Voice – a team of communications specialists that uses film, television and multimedia to spark social change – helps educators and young leaders use the short documentary Maria Full of Hope to connect youth to the transformative power of community work.

Project activities include:

  • A series of community events, in partnership with youth-led organizations, community-based groups and schools, that feature viewings of Maria Full of Hope alongside documentary screenings, dialogue and other activities geared toward lifting up youth voices and identifying solutions to community challenges.
  • A youth empowerment toolkit designed to help young people, youth leaders and adult facilitators use Maria Full of Hope as a tool for training, learning and empowerment.
  • A high school and/or college curriculum to help educators use Maria Full of Hope to spark reflection and discussion in a range of classroom settings.
  • Peer-learning opportunities among partner organizations through webinars, social networking and Marguerite Casey Foundation’s online newspaper, Equal Voice: America’s Family Story.

Visit the Maria Full Of Hope website to read, watch and download the resource guide and educators’ toolkit and to request a DVD of Maria Full of Hope.