Category: harlem

Teens Raise Money Through Kickstarter

I’ve posted about kickstarter before. It’s a web site where struggling artists can ask for financial support for projects they are working on. If people believe these projects are worthy of support, they can patronize the artist through kickstarter. I published a guest post about what author/publisher Cecilia Tan is trying to do here.

In this case it’s a group of teens.

The authors and editors behind Canteen Magazine work with under-served Harlem 7th-graders to promote a love of reading, writing and photography. At the end of each academic year, the volunteers produced a printed book compilation called canTeens. This year, they lack the funds to create the 2012 edition of “canTeens” which is why they have turned to Kickstarter in the hopes of raising $5,000. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think?

I think it’s a wonderful idea and a good example of how the web has enhanced our lives. This couldn’t have been done twenty years ago. No bake sale or car wash ever raised THAT much money for any school function.

You can read more here, at galleycat.