Archive for September, 2012

Spose, WCYY and Project AWARE Team Up for Bullying Awareness

September 24th, 2012

Hip-Hop Artist Spose Highlights
The First Annual Concert For Bullying Awareness in Maine

Project AWARE, in conjunction with 94.3 WCYY, will collaborate with Spose and other local artists to benefit Bullying Awareness in Maine

October 13, Asylum, 121 Center St. Portland Maine ALL AGES SHOW
Doors open at 1 PM. This show could sell out. Get your tickets early at or any Bull Moose location. Tickets on sale at the door – subject to availability.

All Proceeds help Project AWARE continue its efforts to support Maine teens.

Highlighting the event is Spose, a well-known Maine hip-hop artist known for his song I’m Awesome. He recently released a new album The Audacity.

His line up of songs will include Jimmy! from The Audacity. Jimmy! addresses the topic of bullying. Spose will collaborate later this year with Project AWARE to create a powerful new music video for the song. The project will engage over 100 young people in planning and production. This is a great example of how musicians and youth can collaborate to make a difference.

Local musicians will join Project AWARE, WCYY and Spose including Steiner Street, Beware of Pedestrians, Better Than, The Running Gags, God.Damn.Chan and Dean Ford.

Spose with PA Youth

Project AWARE is a non-profit organization with a mission to “empower young people to lead” and provides workshops, presentations, and the Reel Life Program. The Reel Life Program addresses bullying and other issues by working with teens to produce high-quality movies and PSAs. As a result of this program, teens with the support of Project AWARE have produced 16 PSAs and 7 movies. See PSAs and trailers on YouTube.

The First Annual Concert For Bullying Awareness in Maine
is sponsored by WCYY and the Asylum.

Please share this post! For more information contact Project AWARE at 207-282-5598 or

Summer Film Institute PSAs

September 10th, 2012

Created by teens at the Project AWARE Summer Film Institute these PSAs tell important stories about what young people are dealing with. Intended as conversation starters, the youth who created these powerful short videos hope they will raise awareness make a difference.

Self Harm

Self-injury is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It’s not meant as a suicide attempt. Rather, self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration. This Public Service Announcement was created by Michaela Payne, Alli Jutras, Amanda Carey, Lillian Ashby, and Lina Caron, directed by Catrina Worcester and edited by Charles Mills II.

Self Image

Young people are bombarded by media and cultural influences about how they are supposed to look. The reality is we are all different and beautiful the way we are. This Public Service Announcement was created by Peyton Feener, Amy Houser, Adela McVicar, Katelyn Kribel, and Katie Radcliff. It was directed by Katelyn Kribel and edited by Daniel Greenleaf Bartholomew Smith.