Kid Advice for the Next President

Kid Advice for the Next President

SALT peeps - we just put the final touches on a new film entitled, "Kid Advice for the Next President."  We're literally obsessed with this short film and stand in awe of the hope, humor, strength, and wisdom of our little ones!  

Without further ado, here's the film and the press release that accompanies it - enjoy!

Children from Indianapolis Public Schools Share Advice for the Next President

As this year’s contentious presidential campaign continues, children from one Indianapolis Public School offer advice for the eventual winner in a new short film, "Kid Advice for the Next President."

The project is a team effort between SALTWFYI Public Media, and students from the IPS/Butler Lab School.

Participating children range in age from 5–11 years old.  Each wrote their own script, answering the prompt, “My advice for the next president is…”

“We really didn’t know what to expect,” said Elizabeth Myer Boulton, director of the film and Creative Director and President of SALT.  “And the result is truly magical.  These kids are wise beyond their years, and as only young minds can, they put this crazy campaign season into perspective.”

The short film continues WFYI’s longstanding commitment to community engagement and lifting up voices that are not always heard in the public square.  “Just because our kids can’t vote doesn’t mean they aren’t paying attention,” said Clayton Taylor, Vice President of Production at WFYI.  “And they can remind us about what’s most important as we turn into the homestretch of this campaign.”

“Kid Advice for the President” will be broadcast on WFYI throughout the election season, posted on various social media outlets, and the IPS/Butler Lab School will also post the film on various social media outlets.  

WFYI and SALT have joined forces before, winning two Emmy Awards: one for “Strange Fruit,” honoring the 75th anniversary of Billie Holliday’s classic, and one for “I Have a Dream,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s landmark speech.