The FYBY 48 Hour Film Festival is an expolsion of youth expression and creativity! Technology meets imagination as Ottawa youth aged 13 to 18 turn 48 hours into a storm of video production. read more »
Submitted by meredith on October 20, 2011 - 1:43pm
The Ottawa Youth Comission is hosting a one day, youth conference focused on transit and transportation in Ottawa. With Light Rail Transit, bicycle safety, new bus routes, new technologies and plans in Ottawa's transit and transportation, the way youth move and engage in their community is changing. At #YouOttaKnow youth are encouraged to share their perspectives and suggestions on these important topics while also learning about services available to them.
It is crucial that the youth voice be heard on these issues as this is their city too!
If you are an educator you can register your students for this FREE conference today! read more »
Submitted by meredith on October 20, 2011 - 1:43pm
In this fun introductory video, Adam Langlois won't let anything get in the way of his planning for the 2011 FYBY Summit! Watch as he runs for his life, and for the future of the FYBY Summit, in this great video. He takes "owning your education" to a whole new level as nothing can get in his way!
Giving YOU(th) a voice in their Education
The FYBY Summit will take an in-depth look at the education system and how it reflects the needs of youth and their unique generation. Harnessing media (with a focus on video), youth advocates (who have spent the last four months reflecting on this very topic) will use the day to showcase their perspective on topics important to them and stimulate thought-provoking dialogue. read more »
This is one of the promotional videos for the 2011 FYBY Summit. With slam poetry written by Adam Langlois, the video reinforces the importance of "owning your education" and being actively engaged in your own learning.
The purpose of the FYBY Summit was to take an in-depth look at the education system and how it reflects the needs of youth and their unique generation. Harnessing media (with a focus on video), youth advocates were able to showcase their perspective on topics important to them and stimulate thought-provoking dialogue. Stay tuned for the 2012 FYBY Summit ... it is an event you DEFINITELY do not want to miss. Visit the FYBY website for more information.
In this video, FYBY News Correspondent Yusuf Malik combines important environmental issues with humour as he explores the ever-changing environment. Focusing on climate change, forestry and air pollution, Yusuf provides viewers with a great deal of information about the impact that we have on the environment and what we can do to lessen our impact.
FYBY News correspondent Rob Nahas explores the different ways that we, as individuals, can reduce our footprint on the environment. By biking, walking and using public transportation, buying local food products whenever possible, refilling water bottles and buying energy efficient products whenever possible, we can reduce our footprint on the environment. Visit this awesome site to learn all about energy efficiency and join the movement for a cleaner, greener environment.
FYBY News correspondent Yusuf tells us all about the importance of exercise. Not only does exercise affect you physically, but it also has a dramatic impact on your mental well being. Exercise can help alleviate stress and improve your mental health. Whether it be joining your favourite sports team, going for a run, heading to the gym for a game of pick-up basketball or even going for a walk outside and exploring your city, exercise can have a very positive affect on your life! Get active!
You look out the window and see a grey, stormy sky and know that a thunderstorm is coming. "Oh well", you think - guess that means it will be a quiet evening at home playing video games or checking out Facebook. That is, until the power goes out. Now what?! In this day and age, we clearly take for granted that when you plug something in it will work and when you flick that light switch into the on position, you will have a brightly lit room. We forget about what goes into providing us with this power. read more »
Did you know that approximately three quarters of all cycling fatalities involve head injuries? In light of this scary statistic, research has shown that helmets are incredibly effective in preventing such injuries. In Ontario if you are under the age of 18 you are required by law to wear an approved bicycle helmet when travelling on any public road. Cyclists over 18 are encouraged to wear helmets for their own safety, but are not required to by law. Enjoy this helmet safety video from Rideau High School and don't become part of this scary statistic! Always wear a helmet when you head out on your bike!
Elisabeth Rubli talks about The Ryan’s Well Foundation at the DILA Conference. After learning about the overwhelming need for clean and safe water in the developing world, 1st grader Ryan Hreljac set out to raise enough funds to build a well in Africa. With the support of his friends, family and the community, in 1999 Ryan's first well was built in Uganda. Since then, Ryan's Well Foundation "has helped build over 680 wells and 820 latrines bringing safe water and improved sanitation to over 723,000 people" (ryanswell.ca). To learn more visit http://www.ryanswell.ca.