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Letters to the Next President - View All the Videos - Including Videos from Students Mentored by SCETV!

October 25, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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For their first assignment of the year, PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs across the country submitted short videos focusing on their concerns and questions for the next president of the United States.

Featuring 5165 Letters from 221 Sites

In addition to being published on SRL’s website, the videos also appear on Letters to the Next President 2.0, an initiative among media partners whose goal is to give young people a platform to talk about the issues that matter most to them in the 2016 election. The project currently features 5,165 letters (as of F riday, Nov. 4 and 11:00 a.m.), written or filmed by students on topics ranging from rising college tuition to police violence to climate change and beyond. The letters show that American youth are in fact aware and often concerned by what they see happening on the news and in their own neighborhoods. Despite not being old enough to vote, these students look to our next leader to work on solutions and ensure a brighter future for them.

If your class is interested in submitting written or video letters, the deadline for Letters to the Next President 2.0 is next Tuesday, Nov. 8. The site also features a number of teaching resources and the existing letters serve as excellent tools for talking about civic engagement in the classroom.

Find all of the videos here and continue the conversation on social media with #2NextPrez.

View the Letters from Students Mentored by South Carolina ETV!

Youth demand solutions for their generations' debt: http://bit.ly/2eUXytJ via @reportinglabs #2NextPrez

North Carolina teen sees issue in how U.S. sees & deals with mental health: http://bit.ly/2f1c8h8 via @reportinglabs #2NextPrez

#2NextPrez, young people deserve access to equal opportunities: http://bit.ly/2fbjpgY via @reportinglabs

#2NextPrez, affordable #HigherEd needs to be the future: http://bit.ly/2feuj3P via @reportinglabs

Let's confront negative stereotypes of blackness: http://bit.ly/2fEFTrC via @reportinglabs #2NextPrez

It's time to bring U.S. troops home: http://bit.ly/2eAdIWC via @reportinglabs #2NextPrez

To view all the letters, go to Letters to the Next President website. 

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