The Speak Up for Change Blog, an ACCESS local Youth Programming initiative, has undergone a substantial website re-design. The re-launch and new platform equips Speak Up for Change with several additional features and options to explore a variety of online content. In addition to supporting students in developing countries, ACCESS aims to engage and educate youth locally on social justice along with both global and local issues.
The Speak Up for Change Blog invites youth to contribute written or visual pieces on a variety of topics, which include Change, Education, Environment, Poverty, Social Justice, Technology for Good, and Youth Issues.
The all-new Speak Up for Change homepage highlights the latest content on the blog, a new menu allows easy-access to now categorized articles, and tools have been added to easily comment and share posts. A mobile site has also been developed to allow easier access on smartphones and tablets, key to reach the increasing percentage of worldwide Internet users that access the web solely on mobile devices.
To kick-off this launch, Speak Up for Change is featuring a motivational video about Change, available here.
Youth and organizations that are inspired to write or create pieces for the blog are invited to sign up to contribute here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the program is available on the about page.
ACCESS thanks Syed Kamran, Speak Up for Change's Online Communications Coordinator for implementing the design and new features and Naomi Leanage, Editor of Speak Up for Change for articles and blog content development.