Notes to my Future Self – Artists Within Reach: Notes to my Future Self
Artists Within Reach: Notes to my Future Self (#theunitedstrengthofyouth) is a monthly youth voter registration project crafted to include/prepare eligible teens and young adults from various South Florida communities of color to participate in the 2018 elections. The initiative applies a multicultural / multilingual approach to deconstructing and demystifying the voting process for many first time voters that reside in their more vulnerable areas.
Notes to my Future Self was created out of the need to immediately respond to they young people who are learning to use their voice. On a broader scale, young people wish to learn how to clearly articulate their concerns, demonstrate that activism is more than a hashtag, and stand in solidarity with their peers to advocate for issues that directly affect them. Their programs respond to their request and are poised to help young people amplify the voice of youth as an anchor and tool for advocacy around social issues.