Youth Collective Summit

The WNET Group’s second annual Youth Collective summit, “Beyond the Vote: Gen Z and Civic Engagement,” brought together 200+ high schoolers, including our very own youth advisory board (above), from across New York City, Long Island and New Jersey to participate in ethics-driven discussions and workshops on civic engagement. Joseph Sinnott
Students heard from inspiring youth speakers, including Deja Foxx (former strategist for Kamala Harris), Chelsea Miller (Freedom March NYC), and Matt Post (March for Our Lives). Joseph Sinnott
Students participated in a media literacy workshop led by MediaWise and its ambassadors: Hari Sreenivasan (Amanpour and Company, PBS NewsHour Weekend) and students from the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Joseph Sinnott
Dr. Andy Cullison from The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University led an ethics workshop on the intersection of ethics and civic engagement. The Prindle Institute was founded by Janet Prindle Seidler, who also provided a generous gift for Youth Collective.

A “Storytelling as Civic Engagement” workshop featured year-long national storytelling initiative PBS American Portrait. Joseph Sinnott

The day ended with a moving performance from Broadway’s Hamilton The Musical star, Lexi Lawson. Joseph Sinnott