We’re very pleased to welcome our second contender to this month’s SoupGrant! Our second application this month comes to us from TeensLOLTV, “a network of inspiring talk shows for and by teens, where teens mentor peers through various social studies and topics in order to help each other live healthy & out loud as a community.”
Adam from TeensLOLTV got in touch with us recently and shared a little about what they do.
Tell us about TeensLOLTV. What do you promote as an organization?
LOLTV: We are promoting helping the homeless, serving underprivileged youth, anti-bullying campaigns, youth jobs and incentives, showcasing youth talent, and much more; all the while promoting chances for other teens to do the same through our mini-TV network called TeensLOLTV – live out loud! Our production includes teenager missions group leaders from Michigan, South Africa, and Japan. We are reaching out to other teens for a global media impact! The teens are leaders of their own groups who host talk show series to mentor their peers with social studies education.
Our newest project is called POL – Project Out Loud. With POL we are partnering with Teen Centers to use our shows as additional engagement activities in youth centers. We will give DVD copies to the programs and allow youth to use their phone to Survey, do Trivia, and film Challenges during the show in order to receive broadcast-incentives.
Where can people watch your shows?
LOLTV: Broadcasts are available online, and on Ch. 16 on Lansing Public Access TV.
How will you use the money from your SoupGrant?
- Branding materials
- Broadcasting equipment
- Survey Game technology on polleverywhere.com
- We are also planning a motivational tour to reach schools in the Lansing area
Why is this project important?
LOLTV: Students mentor their peers using social studies education. Students develop public speaking and journalism skills. Students also do motivational speaking engagements with their peers.
Tell us a little about yourself.
LOLTV: My name is Adam Williams, Founder of Teens LOL, LLC. Our mission is to identify and bring teen-youth leaders together to work towards collective impact in their communities. As a community organizer, I have a passion to bring powerful people together for a common cause, and passion to direct powerful youth along with their parental guidance. The talk show is a platform to package these gifts and skills to positively support our youth today. I’ve concluded that these youth I work with are not only the leaders of the future, but of today’s generation!
Join us September 18 to hear from TeensLOLTV and Go Green Trikes! We still have third spot open, so if you have an idea that you would like to share with us at this month’s dinner, fill out an application! You can click here for more info about SoupGrant and click here to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at SoupGrantLansing@gmail.com – we’d love to hear from you! Applications due September 12.