Team Squirrel! – Look Up!

smartphones.jpgCommunity Partner: Saanich Community Youth Team (COYOTE)

This team learned that 35% of youth in Greater Victoria feel lonely and disconnected, and identified feelings of low self-esteem, isolation and difficulty interacting with other members of their community, due to dependence on mobile devices. The team wanted to address the negative impacts to our lives through the use of these devices. Their project consisted of a challenge to the community to put down their mobile devices, look up at the community around them and express what they see by taking a picture with their smartphone and posting it to the team’s social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram and FaceBook. A video summarizing the entries was presented at a wrap-up event, at which a winning picture was selected and announced.

Project Donors and Sponsors: CHEK News, Peninsula Coop and Saanich Fire Foundation