HCTAYC's Digital Stories
In 2009 and 2010, a total of 18 youth from Humboldt County came together to share their experiences with juvenile justice, education, foster care, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, and homelessness. Over the course of four days, these youth created short documentaries about their experiences while receiving county services.
Digital stories are a great tool for others to learn from the perspective of the youth who have real-life experience with systems of care. But above all, it's a highly empowering experience for youth to be able to think about their story, tell it in their own way, and have it produced and used for the purposes of improving care.
This workshop was organized by the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration with funding generously provided by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services. These stories are being shown throughout California and the United States to educate child welfare workers about issues facing transition age youth.
We STRONGLY encourage anyone using these stories to join us in building youth empowerment opportunities by hiring and paying a transition age youth with experience receiving county services to facilitate conversation on the issues presented in these stories.
Please contact us at email@example.com for information on getting copies of these or other digital stories.
Click on the links below to view these stories.
|Rochelle's Story||Silver's Story||Joanie's Story|
|Preston's Story||Abby's Story||Amanda's Story|