Posted by The Sprout Fund
We've been exceptionally lucky. In a world filled with disease, inequality, violence, and poverty, we've been given the opportunity to hope by working with a generation of young people determined to change everything.
Two years ago, Steeltown Entertainment Project launched the "Take a Shot at Changing the World" Contest, a digital media initiative that asks middle and high school students throughout the region to make short films about their big ideas to change the world, or that tell stories of local events or people that had a global impact.
Since its inception, over 400 students from nearly 60 schools have submitted videos about topics and issues that are meaningful to them, ranging from Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine, to Mister Rogers' and the Pittsburgh neighborhood, to climate change and how to put an end to bullying.