Friday, November 11, 2011

Neighborhood activist reaches out to Latino teens via YouTube

Nov 08, 2011 | by Kevin Milliken

Ramón Pérez is used to reaching out to Latinos and others as a neighborhood organizer for United North. But Pérez, 55, is now targeting teens through technology—with a series of YouTube videos they can see on their computers.

The first video involves encouraging young people to register to vote. Pérez even draws some high school students into the presentation, which can best be described as informal and on their level. Pérez even colors his presentation with a little slang and Spanglish to remain relevant.

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