A group of military and non-military teens led by New Jersey 4-H mobilized the statewide Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK) project. The goal is to raise community awareness of the issues facing youth of deployed military parents. This article describes the first step of the project—the design and production of Young Heroes, an 18-minute video featuring interviews with youth who have personal experience with deployment. The SOMK participants not only produced a video, but also mastered new skills while performing a community service. Though recently completed, Young Heroes is reaching diverse audiences.
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Kraft, G., & Lyons, R. (2009). Teens Shine a Light on Young Heroes: A Speak Out Military Kids Video Project. The Journal of Extension, 47(1), Article 10. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss1/10