Scoop a Storytelling Kit! GPRX Announces Call for Pitches

With help from the Motorola Mobility Foundation, Generation PRX – the youth radio division of PRX – is very excited to launch a new and creative producing project: Bullying Stories, A Community Storytelling Project from GPRX.  For the first time, we’re asking youth radio groups to send us pitches for stories on the topic of bullying.

In return, we’re offering some terrific resources: an audio storytelling kit, training webinars, and possible inclusion in an hour-long special on bullying which will be shared nationally by PRX.

Are there bullying stories you’ve witnessed in your community? Have you created a story about bullying that you’d like to take further? Pitches should address a specific theme and make a concise, compelling case for the story. Please see additional details here and send pitches to generationprx[at] by midnight EST on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All pitches will be reviewed by a panel of youth and adult producers. Selected pitches will receive:

  • Audio storytelling kit that includes a digital recorder, microphone, and audio editing software (a $500 value)
  • Training webinars on producing, refining, and distributing stories
  • Likely inclusion in a youth radio special to be broadcast nationwide via PRX

For all groups, the GPRX Bullying Stories Project is a chance to develop pitching skills and be part of a national movement of young people speaking up about bullying. As the project progresses, we’ll post updates and links on ways to be involved over on the Generation PRX blog.

Find all the details here and see the GPRX video we put together for the grant application.