Share Your #MyOpportunity Insight Video

December 4, 2018

MY OPP

Have you been involved in a program that helped you reconnect to opportunity? We would love to hear about it! Help us collect #MyOpportunity "Insight" videos from every Congressional district in the country.

The Reconnecting Youth Campaign: Unleashing Limitless Potential calls on the federal government to invest in Opportunity Youth programs that work, and expand them to reach one million young people per year. To do this, we need stories from people who have experienced these programs themselves. That means you!

STEPS TO SUBMITTING A VIDEO:

1. Check out the:

2. Record a 1- to 2-minute video highlighting the areas in the toolkit.

3. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo from your phone (if your video is short, you can also upload it directly to our Video Submission Form).

4. Submit your video by sharing the link in the form below.

Have questions, or need help sharing your video from your phone? Email Caitlin Kawaguchi: caitlink@sparkaction.org.
 


GUIDE TO SUBMITTING A VIDEO

Download the PDF toolkit here.

What are we looking for?

Your "point of opportunity." How a program you were involved in impacted you and your trajectory, when you were roughly between the ages of 16 and 24.

Why a video?

We want to quickly share with people why these programs matter, through the experiences of those who know them best and who have been directly impacted by them. We will share these on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

How long should my video be?

Not long at all! 30-60 seconds would be perfect.

What programs are you looking to highlight?

Here is a list of the programs we especially want to highlight:

  • Adult Secondary Education
  • AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps
  • AmeriCorps State/National
  • Chafee Education and Training Vouchers
  • Job Corps
  • National Guard Challenge
  • Re-Entry Employment Opportunities
  • Service and Conservation Corps
  • WIOA Youth Activities
  • YouthBuild

What should I share?

  • Your first name and location (city, state).
  • Where you are now: Your job title and/or student status.
  • How you got here: Please share the full name of the program (or programs) you participated in, and a sentence or two about the program and how it helped you.
  • Your journey: Why was this important to you? Please share a sentence or two about the path you were on before the program, to illustrate how it impacted your life.
  • If you would like, you can share the type of skills you feel you gained as a a result of the program? How will these skills help you achieve your goals?
  • Please end your video by saying: "Congress, give people more access to the opportunities we all deserve. Support the Reconnecting Youth Campaign and invest in young people."

We look forward to seeing your entries! For help, contact Caitlin Kawaguchi at caitlink@sparkaction.org.

UPLOADING A VIDEO FROM YOUR PHONE

  1. Download the Google Drive or Youtube app, and when you go to your photos, click the "share" button below the photo.
  2. In the list of options of ways to share the video, select either Google drive or Youtube.
  3. Follow instructions to upload video, then copy the link, and include in this form to submit your video.

Learn more about the Reconnecting Youth Campaign.