Photovoice Project This Summer

We’re pleased to announce that Healthy Waltham will be coordinating a Photovoice project in Waltham this summer! There are still a few spots left for Waltham youths entering grades 9-12 in fall 2014. Read on for the details and find out how to apply.

Photovoice is a way for a group of people to tell a story using photos. For our project, approximately 12 high school age students will attend weekly workshops, take photos, and upload them to a website. The photos will be on the theme of “safety.”  The project runs from late June/early July through August and concludes with a display/presentation at a Youth Summit meeting in fall of 2014.

The project is coordinated by a trained youth facilitator and there is pay of $9 per hour for youth participants, up to a maximum of $400 per participant. Once a week meetings will take place at the Waltham Cultural and Community Center, 510 Moody St. Waltham, in the computer lab, for approximately 3 hours.

Why Photovoice? This type of communication is effective because it cuts across any language and cultural or other barriers to speak through the universal language of images. It can be an effective way to share different points of view. Plus, it’s fun!

Do you know a Waltham resident of high school age who would like to apply for this opportunity? Please see the application below. We can take applications up to early July. Please email us at photovoice@healthy-waltham.org with questions. To view some other similar Photovoice projects completed in local cities/towns, please check out this link here.

Photovoice Application June 2014

 

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