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Students Create a Digital Project to Highlight Youth Voices!

digital4good Sep 22, 2022

#ICANHELP is excited to announce that Saanvi Shetty and Shreya Karnik , online content creators and influencers, win the #DigitalForGood 2022 award for their excellence in promoting a positive online environment for others nationwide.



Saanvi Shetty and Shreya Karnik are being recognized for their creation of “Voices of GenZ,” which offers a rare source of positivity online that provides visual, audible, and written forms of media in order to create a community and platform for students to share their voice.

 

Who are Saanvi Shetty and Shreya Karnik?

During the sixth annual #Digital ForGood Summit, hosted by #ICANHELP, they were announced as of the ten winners for their work on “Voices of GenZ,” a multidimensional digital project that highlights the experiences of 200 who come from different walks of life on their social media pages and shared their stories with a wide audience. 

 

Saanvi and Shreya are students from Woodville, Washington who were inspired to create the Instagram account, @voicesofgenz in order to develop a place to advocate for change and spotlight underrepresented and marginalized grous. Voices of GenZ is a multidimensional digital project that has highlighted the experiences of 200 students who come from different walks of life on their social media pages and shared their stories with a wide audience. Saanvi and Shreya have done a great service to the digital world by creating a platform and community for social students to play an active role in improving online environments. 

 

Digital4Good’s Message

#Digital4Good is spearheaded by #ICANHELP, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving online environments. The #Digital4Good Summit celebrates student innovation and showcases the apps, organizations, and communities founded by student changemakers across the US. Co-founder Kim Karr explains that, “#ICANHELP has worked with over 250,000 students to be the digital change they want to see.” Co-founder Matt Soeth adds, “The focus is always on the negative, and we have some amazing youth out there making a difference. We want students to inspire others to be digital leaders.”   

By bringing together a broad range of students, educators, and industry leaders, the #Digital4Good Summit represents a student-led approach to solving some of the complicated issues and problems in society today - students as part of the solution, not the problem.​ ​The summit raises awareness and inspires students to take action through the celebration of the many examples of students using ‘digital for good.’   

 


 

For interviews and more information, please contact Kim Karr at [email protected].

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