YOUthFILM Mentor Orientation

Date: 1/29/2013
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Standard Insurance Center, 900 SW 5th Ave.

Join the YOUthFILM Project Mentorship Program and Help Our Local Students!

What is the YOUthFILM Project? The YOUthFILM Project allows elementary, middle school, and high school students from all over Oregon and SW Washington to show off their creativity, knowledge, and skills by producing short films on a chosen civics theme. The films are screened as part of the MBA's Community Law Week celebration. This year's theme is "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All."

What does a mentor do? The YOUthFILM Project Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for civically-minded students to learn about the law from an attorney. As a mentor, you will be matched with a group of student filmmakers to teach the students on the law relevant to this year's theme, help the filmmakers develop ideas for their film, and assist with planning and organization. Technical filmmaking ability is not required. Mentoring is not a substantial time commitment and scheduling will be flexible. The students will be working on their films in February and March. Mentors can work with their assigned mentees to develop a schedule that works for them.

Orientation: To provide guidelines for YOUthFILM Project mentors, we will have an orientation on Tuesday, January 29, from 5:30-6:30 pm in Conference Room A of the Standard Insurance Building, 900 SW 5th Ave.

How to get involved: If you would like to volunteer your time as mentor this year, please contact us at and RSVP for the orientation. This is a great opportunity to encourage students to care about civics issues. For more information, please visit our website at

Attend the screening: On Thursday, May 2 at 6 pm, the YOUthFILM Project will host its 7th annual film screening event at the Hollywood Theatre, with special guest Chief Justice Thomas Balmer of the Oregon Supreme Court. All mentors are encouraged to attend.

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