Thursday April 25th and Friday April 26th, 2013 are Youth Days, with morning and afternoon movies and presentations open to elementary and high school students.
To reserve your spot for Youth Day screenings please contact our Youth Day partner, DASH BC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday April 25 – 10am
Presented in partnership with Kidsport, this session will focus on the transformative power of sport for young people around the world. Featuring short films depicting sport, health and fitness, this session will also introduce students to the sOccket, an energy-harnessing soccer ball that is transforming lives in developing countries. Students will have a chance to test the SOCCKET – so come dressed to play!
Speaker: Melissa Seligman – Vice President, Business Development at SOCCKET
Thursday April 25 – 1pm
Edible City is a feature-length documentary film that tells the stories of extraordinary people who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and doing something truly revolutionary: growing local Good Food systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, and economically resilient.
Speaker: Victory Gardens is a team of urban farmers for hire who specialize in transforming all types of urban space for food production. As no two spaces are the same, neither are the gardens grown. Victory Garden’s goal is to enable people to grow food by providing all the necessary educational tools and infrastructure for successful harvests.
Friday April 26 – 10am
Change Heroes and Projecting Change present the Early Entrepreneurs Experiment. The Early Entrepreneurs Experiment teaches kids to be social entrepreneurs – changing the world through their own mini businesses.
In the weeks leading up to the festival, we will provide each classroom with $100 of seed funding and an in-classroom training session to help your class start their own business.
At Projecting Change, each class will present their idea to a panel of experts and receive feedback. Following the festival, each class will implement their business plan – the goal of each classroom is to turn the $100 into $500+ and use the profits to help fund the building of a new school in a developing country through Free The Children. Through each project the students will learn about social entrepreneurship, financial literacy skills, and what it is to be a global citizen.
Speaker: Taylor Conroy, Founder of Change Heroes and the Early Entrepreneurs Experiment.
Friday April 26 – 1pm
At a point in time when bullying in America has reached epidemic proportions, Emmy-winning director Lee Hirsch invites viewers to spend a year in the lives of students and parents who contend with public torment and humiliation on a daily basis. By following the young victims from the classroom to their living rooms, we are given an intimate glimpse into the effects bullying has on their families and their developing sense of self-worth.
Alex Mazerolle is the founder of Girlvana Yoga, an initiative to inspire and empower teen girls through yoga, meditation and discussion. Through yoga retreats to Galiano Island to programs in high schools and community centers, girls get access to powerful female mentorship and safe space to open up and share freely. To learn more check out www.girlvanayoga.com
Jian Pablico is passionate about youth empowerment and movement. He was born in the Phillipines and raised in Vancouver. He is a Professional Icebreaker, CrossFit Coach, brother, husband and proud father to a bustling boy. Jian is also a facilitator for SafeTeen, Neonology and the creator of the Vars/ty Initiative. These programs are dedicated to supporting youth as they navigate through their adolescence and designed to empower them to reach their full potential.