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The American Teenage Experience Road Trip

CommunityJames Hipkiss

The plan is to cross the nation this coming summer 2015, travelling and working on the ground with other teenage writers/photographers/filmmakers/good travel partners to capture the american teenage experience across regional and socioeconomic borders. The goal is to see what, if anything, we have in common, and get more teenagers interested in national and international affairs. Ted Simon had a more succinct assessment, I assume your purpose it to get young people off their asses and into the game. Right - O.

I'm currently looking for other teenagers who'd be interested in being a travel partner for the trip or a leg of it, or working with us on the ground. If you are one, or know one, we'd love to hear from you. I'm also looking for potential backers of the project. Not necessarily monetarily,but by adding a name to it, and acting as a reference to our (mostly) good character. Partnering with the project would be a great for small, start up-y adventure companies to get some exposure, and make the project more legit. Once again, if you are part of or know of any organisations that might be interested, wed love to hear from you. Lastly, if anyone knows anybody at Amtrak or others involved with trains in the U.S, that'd be much appreciated. Travelling across the country by rail poses challenges in the U.S, but I think it also gives a unique perspective. If all else fails, the car remains an open option. Thanks, and cheers to the new year,Will Friend