Classroom Publishing: “Life of Youth” on video

Today I’ve contributed my first story to the Classroom Publishing blog of Ooligan Press at Portland State University. While it’s easy to think of classroom publishing as a process that’s stuck on paper, we at the CP blog like to think of it as an empowering creative process that allows students to put their voice out in a form that generates feedback. This could be a chapbook, a literary magazine, a newspaper, or a podcast, a blog, or a video, or any number of things.

In the case of 14 youth working with Outside In (a Portland non-profit that helps homeless youth move toward health and self-sufficiency), classroom publishing has taken the form of a 90-minute video series, which premieres Aug. 31 inside the Portland Art Museum. The 10 videos address teen sexual health with creativity and without scare tactics. I am proud to even have the small role of helping announce the project, but the filmmakers and their project partners are even prouder. Here’s the story!

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