The Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative (PYDC) will be displaying select pieces from their Photo Voice projects at the Library from October 7 through November 1 in the Bongiovanni Room.
The artwork displayed is a combination of two PhotoVoice projects conducted by PYDC with middle school aged students in Plymouth, MA. One project was completed in July 2018 with the Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth. The other project was completed by the Principal’s Leadership Council at Plymouth Community Intermediate School during the winter of 2019.
PhotoVoice is a non-traditional form of substance use education that gives young people the opportunity to share their voice on issues where they are not often heard. Participants are asked broad based questions around the topics of substance use, addiction, mental health and coping skills. Next, they respond to these questions with photography.
Every photograph in this project was taken by a youth participant, and the captions paired with each photo come directly from recorded focus groups, which were facilitated by prevention specialists during the project. The purpose of displaying these images is to bring awareness and education around topics such as mental health and substance use, to the community at large, from the eye – or lens – of a young person.
For more information regarding substance use prevention efforts through PYDC reach out directly to: [email protected]
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