In our increasingly digital age, relevancy is often measured in terms of how many views you have on YouTube. As it is, the would-be virtue of viral video is often lost to the finicky fame of popularity, kitsch, niche, and absurdity. If Palahniuk is right, we must teach our youth to positively impact their culture by modeling “the kind of world they demand to live in”. We feel strongly that this can be done through the conduit of video.
“The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” -Chuck Palahniuk
Please welcome A.R.T.C. video, our recently launched and primarily youth directed film project. Using YouTube as a vehicle for change our young people are empowered to share messages of HOPE and RECOVERY. Videos are reflective of the strengths, creativity, and special interest of the Youth Director. Participants are encouraged to reflect truth and a message of change that will impact their community. Current videos have addressed; alcohol related violence, trans-generational addiction, city life, drug overdose, and driving while under the influence. Take a moment to view an example where this young man discusses the importance of keeping our dreams within reach and facing our fears.
Please encourage our youth. Support their talents and desire for change. LIKE & SHARE! You can view more videos on our YouTube page.
By Michelle Boonaerts
About the author: Michelle is the A.R.T.C. Regional Coordinator for Preferred Family Healthcare's Eastern Region.