Chicago Youth Voices Network’s (CYVN) Youth 2.0 Recovery Reporting Project Teach-in and Social Media Training begins this Friday, January 29 at Columbia College. The youth media project is a year-long effort that “uses social media technologies to both gauge the effects of the recession on youth and to empower young media artists to create work that addresses the issues young people care about most.” The project is funded by the Chicago Community Trust and Rappaport Foundation.
The kick-off event includes sessions led by social media experts, journalists and social researchers. The speakers will help paint the picture of how youth in Chicago are faring during the economic recovery and develop polling questions for the project. Find out more about the project here.