Photovoice as a Youth Activity

Photovoice allows youth to participate in a hands-on activity, while developing their 21st Century skills and expressing themselves with originality and enthusiasm.

We consult with youth-focused organizations to:

  • Provide photovoice facilitator training for parents and program staff
  • Design interactive in-person or online Photovoice activities – with content, handouts, and hands-on exercises – that help young people develop writing, speaking, problem-solving, teamwork, and organizational skills
  • Facilitate Photovoice activities that result in youth-generated knowledge and a product that youth can be proud of
  • Facilitate creative photography activities that help youth to heal from challenging experiences

For decades, the Photovoice method has successfully engaged youth all over the world. Participating in Photovoice increases the potential for youth to be active community members and builds appreciation for different points of view. PhotovoiceWorldwide has expertise in Photovoice with young people.

Photovoice training topics can include: careful photo taking, photo sharing and caption writing, selecting photos, exhibiting, and celebrating their work.

Are you interested in doing Photovoice with young people? We are happy to discuss your interests.

Case history:

Girls, Sports, and Power

Girls Incorporated, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, provides programming that empowers girls aged 6 to 16 years to achieve their educational, career, and life goals.

PhotovoiceWorldwide teamed up with Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell to offer an 8-session Photovoice activity and an afterschool event. Girls Inc. members were given Zink Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Cameras to take and print photos, and create booklets with captions and personal reflections on sports in their lives. 

The project was inspired by an art installation by visual artist Angela Lorenz on Ancient Roman mosaics showing young women athletes competing in the Olympics. The activity culminated in a 2-hour, in-person event (funded by a grant from Ancient Worlds Modern Communities, of the Society for Classical Studies). At the event, Girls Inc. members: shared their Photovoice booklets with peers and guests, colored posters of ancient sports equipment and graffiti, made victory wreaths, and put together mosaic puzzles.

For this engaging activity, PhotovoiceWorldwide staff:

  • Designed interactive, in-person photovoice sessions
  • Incorporated learning about Olympic athletes, Ancient Roman mosaics, and sports opportunities for girls in Greater Lowell into the sessions
  • Collaborated with Girls Inc. staff members who facilitated the in-person sessions
  • Designed activity stations and facilitated the in-person culminating activity

The program and event – based on archeological research conducted in Italy – brought together girls with diverse interests and opened their eyes to art-making that has survived for thousands of years and still inspires today, and to the interrelated topics of girls, sports, power, and the Ancient World. Here is a blog post on this fun and interactive event.
PhotovoiceWorldwide’s partnership with Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell continues as they incorporate our photovoice youth curriculum into other program topics for their members.

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