The Friends4Friends Campaign inspires youth to become future leaders—change agents within their schools and communities. Students have the opportunity to think creatively, composing and producing short films and songs to educate and support peers in overcoming challenges such as alcohol, drugs, sexual activity, and violence. Over the past few years, OK, Inc.’s Friends4Friends™ campaign has culminated with an annual Film Festival. The festival showcases the students’ work at an Oscar-like, red carpet event that attracts fellow students, parents, community members, and the press.
2023 Short Films
The films this year address issues facing youth today: bullying, gangs and gun violence, stress, vaping, getting into fights, and more. Creating short films brings these important topics to life and gives the students the opportunity to develop strategies to Stand Up and Speak Out for healthy relationships and strong character.