Social Impact Productions is a nonprofit organization focused on producing educational and socially impactful communications. Through video, print, social media and other communications methods, Social Impact Productions will address pressing social and cultural issues in the United States. Currently, Social Impact Productions has two programs: Youth Poster Contest and Celebrate Our America.
The first Youth Poster Contest opened in 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The contest is open to all Marin, CA middle and high school students. The Youth Poster Contest is unique in California, and possibly nationally, providing an unprecedented and highly public platform for youth to stand up and speak out about issues important to them. Marin youth are invited to design a poster that communicates their hopes and concerns about social justice, women’s rights, immigration, discrimination, climate change, firearms regulation, bullying, and other issues important to them.
Over $2,500 in prizes are awarded to the winners and to their school, in both the middle and high school categories.
Amanda Mattea, Coordinator, Education Services, Marin County Office of Education stated: “Our goal in partnering with the Youth Poster Contest is to ensure that all students are empowered to use their voices and be advocates.”
Andrea Flores Miranda, 2019 Producer’s Award winner, said “The contest helped me realize I have a voice and I can express it through my art. It shows the perspective today’s youth have on these issues so that they can take action and better our future.” Please visit our website to view the amazing posters from the 2017-2019 Youth Poster Contests.
Social Impact Productions is a fiscally sponsored project of MarinLink, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation qualified as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Bruce W. Burtch
Executive Director, Producer, pro bono
Social Impact Productions
Celebrate Our America, a documentary film now under development, will create a more in-depth understanding that America is best when we celebrate our ethnic diversity, which has made America the remarkable country that it is today. We must honor the contributions of all, and place no one above the value of everyone. To exclude or denigrate another person or group due to their national origin, culture, race, or difference between us rots the very core of our strength and tears at the soul of this nation.
The underlying theme of Celebrate Our America is that we are not a melting pot; instead, a mosaic comprising multi-faceted, multi-colored, ethnically diverse pieces. The United States is home to over 200 different nationalities, embracing every ethnicity, race, and culture. Each has its own story, but we cannot tell all of their stories. The places we will visit and the stories we share will provide only a sampling of the beautiful mosaic of diversity that is America. Click on picture to download a free 28-page, step-by-step guidebook to develop a Youth Poster Contest in your community.