The youth of today will reflect the change that we seek for tomorrow. It has always been of the utmost importance to cultivate the minds of America’s future leaders in a positive manner, because the example we set will have a direct impact on how our nation moves forward. Throughout history, both here and abroad, young people have always been at the forefront of social action and civic engagement. So, with the torch being passed from generation to generation, we should continue to recognize some of the organizations and individuals that inspire change through art, music and hip-hop culture.
This year, the A3C Festival & Conference in association with the Center for Civic Innovation is celebrating it’s third annual Action Pitch Competition. During our nation-wide competition last year, A3C had the opportunity to speak to Ceci Leon, the Program Manager for reimagine ATL; a non-profit organization that serves Atlanta teens from diverse backgrounds by providing mentorship and training in film, music and other media outlets. By empowering the next generation of content creators, the leaders at re:imagine ATL are challenging them to become the voices of reform in their respective communities.
“Creativity does not show discrimination," states re:imagine’s founder and Executive Director Susanna Spiccia in their visual mission statement. In addition to equipping the future of media with the tools to succeed, this organization also teaches it’s youth how to coexist with different cultures, race, genders and ethnicities; which in turn will assist in promoting the equality of all people, regardless of background. That, in itself, is a beautiful thing.
For more information on how to donate, volunteer with or support this amazing non-profit, feel free to visit www.reimagineatl.com.
Applications for the 3rd annual A3C Action Pitch Competition are now open!
A national competition to find, support, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement. A3C Action Pitch Competition amplifies creative projects to increase the number of creatives at the problem-solving table.
5-7 finalists are brought to Atlanta and provided with intensive training and mentoring prior to pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges.
The final pitch takes place on Friday, Oct 6th at the Action Summit.
The A3C Action Pitch Competition is a partnership with the Center for Civic Innovations.