CAPP program hosts Youth Video Challenge

The Bee Inspired Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program through Building Families encourages 7th -12th grade students in Hamilton, Humboldt, and Wright County to take an active role in empowering their peers to make healthy informed decisions through education and community awareness.

They are calling all future writers, directors, actors, or actresses to take part in the Youth Video Clip Challenge, as part of their recognition of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May. Peer to peer messages can be very powerful, and are an important prevention tool. The contest is designed for youth in the tri-county area to develop 1-3 minute video messages that are unique, medically accurate, and age-appropriate. Topics may include getting the facts, setting limits, being safe smart and protected, healthy relationships, teen health, sexual responsibility, utilizing teen clinics, and/or having conversations with approachable adults. The challenge is ultimately a creative means for youth to encourage their peers to avoid risky behaviors that lead to teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Local classrooms, after-school programs, individuals, and/or groups of youth are eligible to enter the Youth Video Clip Challenge. Entries are due April 14. The winning entry will have the chance to win a $300 cash prize, a $100 second place prize, and a $50 prize for third place. All winning videos will be recognized by the Bee Inspired CAPP Program by May 1.

For more information on how to enter the contest, please contact Tiffany Larson at 515-602-6371, tlarson@co.wright.ia.us, or “like” the Bee Inspired CAPP Program on Facebook.