A trio of eighth-graders from New Jersey created a poetry group that has enabled students at their school to express their hardships and appreciation for one another.
iwvc, iwitness, iwitness video challenge, IWitness Video Challenge Winner / Thursday, June 30, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Announces 2017 IWitness Video Challenge That Offers $10,000 in Scholarships and Prizes
The Challenge invites students to positively contribute to their communities, and complete an IWitness activity that involves submitting a short video explaining how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge, iwitness / Friday, December 16, 2016
Middle school can be complicated. As students, we are preparing to go into high school, making new friends, going to our first dances, and unfortunately for too many of us having to deal with constant bullying. While there are those who might be the perpetrators and victims, there are many of us who are the bystanders and it is our duty to stand up against any form of discrimination. I learned through Holocaust survivor testimony that there are many ways to stand up for others.
iwitness video challenge, iwvc, IWVC2017Series, op-eds / Thursday, February 9, 2017
As a teenager, it is hard to know how I can make a difference in the world. Fourteen-year-olds don’t drive, we don’t make a lot of money, and with school, homework and extracurricular activities, we don’t have a lot of time. When my teacher, Ms. Bengels, introduced me to a challenge that was not only about bettering the community, but also a way in which I could use my passion for documentary filmmaking, I leapt at the opportunity. The IWitness Video Challenge not only allowed me to pursue my passion but also encourage me to make a difference.
iwitness video challenge, iwvc, IWVC2017Series, op-eds / Thursday, February 16, 2017
More students and teachers than ever before are doing the IWitness Video Challenge.
iwitness challenge, iwvc / Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Go behind the scenes of the IWitness Video Challenge in a new biweekly series. In the first installment, learn everything you need to know about entering this year's contest.
witness challenge, iwvc / Thursday, February 25, 2016
Emily Bengels’s students are already well on their way to submitting their projects to the IWitness Video Challenge.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge, past is present / Friday, March 11, 2016
Once students have put the finishing touches on their videos and submitted them to their teachers, it’s time to start judging.
iwvc, iwitness video challenge / Thursday, April 7, 2016