We Go Into Schools To Help Children
today's society, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of our
children are deeply troubled. Societal ills such as racism, drugs
and smoking plague our youths unlike ever before. There are few
effective mechanisms to stop the viral like spread of these problems.
Many children fall into a path of destruction for one simple reason:
They feel as though no one truly cares about them. This is the
heart of our organization: demonstrating through various film
projects that people do care. We Care About Kids (WCAK) produces
films that speak out against a wide array of issues and allow
students to discuss those issues and solutions in meetings called
"Junior Town Hall Meetings" conducted by WCAK staff
and celebrity volunteers.
School presentations can be arranged
in a variety of different ways. Some schools have elected to conduct
breakout sessions in which a moderator will discuss the dialogue
presented in the movies with the students. Panel members then
rotate throughout small groups. This session takes about one hour.
Then all of the students will rejoin the Town Hall and discuss
their findings in a forum with the moderator. This session is
limited to 30 minutes. At the end of the session, an announcement
will be made opening up an essay and poster contest to the entire
school. The themes can vary. Teachers from the school will be
asked to help judge the essays. Prizes will be awarded in each
category: essay and poster. Each winner will be eligible for the
big prize between all schools. All the children are given handouts
and are encouraged to write letters about what they learned and
how the event has helped them understand the issues. Please visit
the Films page to learn about
the subject content on the issues to be discussed for each film.