To produce a youth media advocacy project consisting of a mix of Santa Ana students, Chapman University college students, and Community members, interested in documenting and amplifying youth voice within the city of Santa Ana. We will be developing a media platform where youth tell their own stories and advocate for their community using video, and other media. The application of media is intended to amplify youth context as experienced by youth, their family, and community. Our goal is to develop a set of short documentaries and videos amplifying youth realities and agency within the city of Santa Ana.
To initiate a research and media project by youth, for youth, where stories, narratives, and oral histories are being documented given the social, economic and political context within the city of Santa Ana. We would like to collect and document stories using tools such as, narrative inquiry, Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and video production to visually capture the narratives of youth. We will be producing short documentaries/ media productions that can be displayed on multimedia platforms, such as social media and a website dedicated to amplifying youth voice within the city. We will be focusing on narratives that reflect how youth navigate their personal, familial, cultural, economic, educational, and political environments.