The Verge Awards are building a cultural movement to celebrate all kinds of teens on the verge of greatness, with all kinds of talent, passions, cultures, ideas and dreams. We're celebrating our tremendously talented creative and technical teens, just as we do our awesome high school athletes!
Picture the excitement of Friday night football with students and entire communities, marching bands and cheer teams turning out in freezing temperatures to cheer for their school’s teams. And picture thousands of students in well-orchestrated pep squads packing gymnasiums for state basketball championships.
Now, imagine those same fans filling venues like the Oakdale Theatre to cheer for CT’s best teenage pop singers, hip hop dancers, filmmakers, graphic novelists, comedy troupes, magicians, product inventors and more!
We think this uplifting, school- and community-galvanizing movement could be life changing for many, and truly unforgettable for all. Don't you?
YOU can help make this happen!
This is an academically enriching and FUN opportunity for creative, ambitious, energetic and outgoing teens to learn the strategies behind marketing, communications, new media and community organizing and apply your skills in a culturally relevant and impactful way. It’s also a great way to bolster your college applications and add to your creative portfolio. Depending on your school’s requirements, you may also earn community service or capstone credit.*
The statewide pep squad will create, recruit and lead a network of student leaders from across the state to serve as point people for their schools and encourage student participation, and create a process and tools for bi-directional dissemination of information, sharing of best practices and identification of inspirational and entertaining stories
Our content creators will create the content for school outreach, social media, advertising, Verge Awards website and promotional materials that help build, capture and share the excitement surrounding the movement, create a blog/vlog and/or newsletter and encourage subscribers, and create additional entertaining and educational content to be published on thevergeawards.com, YouTube and across social media (and if all goes as planned, a television pilot!)
On-camera correspondents will interview VIP’s (Hunter Hayes, Commissioner Cardona, more TBA) and capture backstage excitement, preparations and post-performance interviews with contestants.
Team members will include:
Pay: We encourage students to join us for community service or Capstone credit.* Once you complete your required commitment, additional effort (if assigned) will earn $12/hr for in-person meetings and individual assignments.
* We are happy to review your school’s community service or capstone requirements to see if we can accommodate them – please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midnight, March 15, 2020; however, the application period will close as soon as we fill the team so get yours in early using this link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GPSM83N