Remember how dull (and awkward!) your high school sex ed and life skills classes were? Maura Minsky, co-Founder and Executive Director of Scenarios USA, explains to Dowser how the organization takes a different approach: let young people do the teaching—through film.
Scenarios solicits screenplays from youth, ages 12-22, in marginalized communities. Thousands of young people submit screenplays on topics like HIV, STDs and teen pregnancy. Scenarios then pairs winners with professional filmmakers to make their movies. In the ten years since its inception, Scenarios has produced 19 films.