"The world doesn't even know me just yet, but one day it will."
"Today I feel free, like I can say whatever I feel."
These words were spoken by teens in Perry County, Alabama, on their first day of summer camp. The 25 students comprise the inaugural class of Youth Converts Culture's Perry County Project, a week-long event dedicated to using technology in a creative, globally-minded way.
At the end of the camp's first day, they turned the camera on the students and asked for their thoughts, hopes and fears -- which resulted in the above, powerful video that caught our attention at HuffPost Teen.
The project's co-founders, educators Beth Sanders and Daniel Whitt, explain the initiative: "We intend to bridge the gap between technology and humanity by making our students content creators, not just audience members of the Internet."
In a similarly raw, honest video from William S. Hart Union High School in Newhall, California, students shared their dreams for the type of country "they want to know." The video -- a recreation of filmmaker Ryan James Yezak's short film about the gay rights movement -- speaks about tolerance, equality, and gay rights legislation. You can watch the video here.
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