Photo Voice is a project that puts cameras in the hands of creative youth and offers an opportunity to record and reflect upon their community’s strengths and concerns. The coalition’s ultimate objective of these projects is to try and increase awareness of underage drinking and substance abuse in our communities. The information that is gathered throughout this group is used to display the creative voice of the community’s youth and to spread education in an innovative way. Our hope is to incorporate a project like this into the different venues in the community, in order to raise awareness. Our project was based on the topic of underage drinking and other drug us in our community, our state and our nation as a whole. Participants will gain education around this subject and are given a chance to construct their own perspective through a creative lens. Photographers were asked a series of questions and then captured their best answer through their images. Throughout the meeting times, participants are able to share, reflect and discuss what they had found. The best pictures were be chosen by the group.
We have just completed a Photo Voice Project with the G.A.P. Program at Carver Middle High School. It will be available on our website soon.