Parish Government

The Impact of Community – Zander and Henri

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm


The impact of Strong Youth, Weak Voices correlates directly with the involvement of the youth of our community. Because it is primarily a forum and viewer-centered Youtube series, without certain levels of involvement by youth between 14 and 24, SYWV is nothing. Therefore, SYWV is much like a train: it requires great time and energy to get rolling, but once rolling, it should not stop until it reaches its destination; in this case, a primary and leading political youth group.

At this time, the SYWV forum has received over 110 visits, and has 10 members. These numbers may seem insignificant, but they will grow, and as they grow, the enticement for others to join the forum will grow. Similarly, in terms of numbers, the message portrayed in the videos of Strong Youth, Weak Voices has reached over 60 –61 to be exact– people as well, while the Youtube user page itself has received 117 views, and one subscriber. On a smaller scale, the blog page of SYWV has received 15 visitors. In total, SYWV has been visited over 300 times in one aspect or another.

At SYWV, it is a primary idea that every person makes a difference, whether it be their vote, or them being influenced. Seeing how SYWV has reached over 300 youth, it shows what a significant change it has made.

The most important indication of the impact that SYWV has had on the youth of America is the distance in which it has traveled. On the various sites and groups, SYWV has appeared in six different states: Texas, California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee and Rhode Island. Also, the members of the forum are not only in our community of Dallas, but San Antonio, Austin and Albuquerque as well. A similar indication of the scope of SYWV is the fact that the interviews seen on Youtube by SYWV, were not performed in Dallas, but rather San Antonio, showing the activism that SYWV has inspired in the youth that it reaches.

Also, the impact of SYWV can be perceived in the further interest that peers have shown in the activity. The person that performed the interviews has shown interest in doing more, and has indicated that she will implore her friends, relatives and peers to do the same. That being said, the future of SYWV voices could be seen in promising projections of increased forum members, active Youtube viewers and subscribers and blog visitors.

SYWV could currently be compared to a small forest fire. However, the thing about a forest fire  is that, if left unchecked, could spread and rage for great distances and time. SYWV has already showed similar traits in the distance that its message has traveled. And also, a forest fire in a field of dried nettles would become furious. SYWV is the forest fire, and the uninformed youth of America are the nettles.

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