is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses innovative online editing software to enable students from around the country to make their own videos, PSAs and remixes – entirely online.
• The tools are free: no need for expensive software downloads
• All editing is done online: no need for a personal computer
• Any student can walk into any library around America and express themselves, regardless of economic status
is a new initiative launched by the voter registration organization, Declare Yourself. After registering over two million young people for the 2008 election, we decided that the most important issue is to keep these young people involved and engaged. Taking inspiration from the success of our PSA campaign, we decided to put the power of the PSA (and the remix!) into the hands of young people around America.
Check our our online editor here.
By providing students with raw material in our “America Now
” and “America Then
” playlists, Remix America encourages them to draw parallels between the present and the past. We hope that viewing these seminal speeches and events from American History will inspire young people to express themselves and take action on the issues that matter to them.
Teachers around America have stumbled upon the software and incorporated into their classroom. One teacher asked her students to take a quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and apply it to the 2008 election. Another asked her students to create PSAs on the issues that matter most to them – censorship, war, civil rights. Browse through our “Favorite Remixes” section to see some of these great remixes!
If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m eager to work with you and brainstorm ideas on how you can incorporate Remix America into your classroom!