Spring Projects 2023
Deadline to Apply: February 1st, 2023
Camp duration: Mid-February to Mid-April
Fee: $50 (fee waivers available)
With professional mentors
SVSCI (Silicon Valley Senior Citizens Interview) Oral History Project:
The Silicon Valley Senior Interview (SVSI) project will allow youth advocates to get to know the seniors in Silicon Valley and hear their stories of how businesses were conducted in the early days of Silicon Valley, and the evolution of practices in business. We will interview seniors who started companies or people who helped fund these businesses. We will create interview videos, narratives of their stories, and reflections of students on what they learned.
Bring Your Own Utensil Campaign
Only some percentage of plastics produced get recycled and only one-third of recycled waste is actually reused, rather than ending up in a landfill. We can reduce our use of single-use plastics daily. Join us in initiating a “Bring Your Own Utensil” Campaign to bring your own utensils to school lunch and other activities, rather than readily available single-use plastic utensils. We will create videos and guides on the importance of “reduce” in the 3Rs and how to create your own utensil pouches. We will partner with organizations and schools to expand our campaign.
The frequency and prevalence of drug overdose, especially among young adults (age 14-24), has multiplied since common drugs and counterfeit pills are being laced with highly lethal Fentanyl. In order to address this issue effectively we need to research to improve our understanding of what are the issues and factors involved in drug usage, exposure to fentanyl, and potential overdose. In addition, what are feasible and effective solutions that address these problems? Through this research, we can then determine what goals public policy can solve and if/how people can be influenced or nudged by social media messaging. We could summarize research results with papers, infographics, or short videos.