Media Power Youth is excited to launch a lip-sync music video project to celebrate the Youth Enrichment Partnership! The purpose of this video is to show students that they can be hopeful, resilient, and creative even in times like these. New Hampshire youth attending programs at participating agencies, their families, and staff are all welcome to participate in this project. The project will allow staff and students to make a lip-sync or dance video for a segment of the song. These segments will then be edited together into one cohesive music video. This video can continue on as an example of the community we have built through the partnership and our ideals as organizations.
We selected the song “Celebrate” by Mika to celebrate the sense of home the Youth Enrichment Partnership has given our community with programs, food, and friendships. The song has an upbeat message of coming home and remembering that things will be OK, even if sometimes it doesn’t feel like that. We anticipate that students especially will find this a creative challenge and a way to collaborate with their friends and teachers while still practicing social distancing.
The Youth Enrichment Partnership is a three-year community initiative funded by the Granite United Way and the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation. The idea behind this collaboration is to connect youth-serving “hubs” with program-centered “spokes” to more seamlessly bring support services, enrichment opportunities, and life-skill programming to the youth of Manchester. Since the COVID-19 crisis, the partners involved with the YEP have been providing meals for students and their families, online programming opportunities, and valuable resources, We want to celebrate these tremendous efforts and bring the community together! This video will help to unite students and staff alike at all 14 agencies under one creative project. You can also read about this project on the Manchester Proud blog.
The Youth Enrichment Partnership organizations include includes the Manchester School District and numerous local nonprofit partners: including the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, SNHU Center for New Americans, Manchester Police Athletic League, ROCA Kidz Club, The Granite YMCA, City Year New Hampshire, Girls, Inc. Amoskeag Health, Manchester Community Music School, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Daniel Webster Council – Boy Scouts of America, UNH STEM Discovery Lab, UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, and New Hampshire Legal Assistance.
Staff and students can participate in this project by using the sign-up form here. The more agencies we have represented, the better the video will be! Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email with further instructions. The deadline to submit your videos is Monday, June 22nd. Check out our flyer to learn more and to share it with your network. We can’t wait to see what you create!