"Safe To Count on Me Campaign"

Dust off your cameras because Youth United for Change is looking for some short video submissions for their newest campaign! The Philly-based youth advocacy group has done some great work over the years related to school discipline and restorative justice. They've just launch the "Safe to Count on Me Campaign," which aims fight the negative portrayal of young people in Philadelphia. Zero-tolerance discipline policies promote fear, not respect, of youth and students, and push kids out of school and into the juvenile criminal justice system. 

YUC will hold a kick-off rally for the campaign on Wed. April 25th at 3 PM at Norris Square Park. And they've already tapped Philadelphia Mayor Micheal Nutter and State Representative Tony Payton to speak at the event. 

In the meantime, YUC is asking for video submissions! Here are the guidelines they've posted:

"The "Safe to Count on Me" videos are short (20 seconds max) videos that students, parents, educators, advocates, and community members can film to support the Safe to Count on Me campaign. They should be personal, express something about who you are, show support for young people, and end with the slogan: "It's safe to count on me. Is it safe to count on you?"

You can upload the videos to the campaign Facebook group here

And take a look at "Pushed Out,"  the YUC study on zero-tolerance policies in Philadelphia. You can download it here

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