Support the New York Twestival

TwestivalAmbassador

I’m proud to announce that I’ve been asked to be an “ambassador” for the New York Twestival. I’m hoping to see you at the Twestival on Saturday, September 12th, at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets are still only $20 for a limited time.

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BUT, What’s a “Twestival” you ask?

From the Global Twestival Site:

A Twestival or Twitter-Festival is a global series of events organized by volunteers around the world under short timescales, which bring people offline for a great cause.  Twestival is run 100% by volunteers and independently from any not-for-profit; although the organizing teams do work closely to outline an achievable and measurable fundraising target.  Twestival also sets out to identify key skills of volunteers and match these with the needs of the cause; particularly communications strategy, tech integration and social media training.  Twestival Local takes place in cities around the world : 10-13 September 2009.

The first Global Twestival raised money for Charity:Water.

In New York, Twestival will benefit CampInteractive, a local non-profit that empowers at-risk, inner-city youth through the inspiration of the outdoors and the creative power of technology. In otherwords, they take kids, teach them to use digital tools, take them on outdoor adventures and let the chronicle the events. Then the kids come back and create slide shows, videos, and other media. See their Sailing Adventure for an example. Seems like a great way to teach new skills and digital literacy, as well as story telling, as well as getting kids outdoors and away from home for the summer. I can’t wait to meet the CampInteractive people and learn more, as I show off my incredibly bad bowling skillz at Twestival on September 12th. Hey, I’m taking one for the team by bowling, so you can show up and support the cause!

See you there?

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