Lessons From My Neighborhood - Overdose

Agency Network: 
May 2018

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In America, children in underprivileged urban areas face poverty, murder and drugs as part of everyday life. The issues are clear — but most people ignore them.

To get potential donors’ attention, we tapped into their childhood by creating a friendly puppet show. But the show’s educational songs teach the horrific life lessons urban core kids have to learn every day. Each song is inspired by a real lesson taught to us by a real Youth Ambassador.

Youth Ambassadors who grow up in violent neighborhoods write, draw and paint as part of the healing process. Each song was adapted from these creative works, creating a circle of healing that starts and ends with the kids.

Content advertisement created by VML, United States for Youth Ambassadors, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: VML, USA
Global Chief Creative Officer: Debbi Vandeven
Chief Creative Officer: John Godsey
Executive Creative Director: Aaron Evanson
Creative Director: Grant Minnis
Associate Creative Directors: Austin Ridling, Jonathan Vigliaturo
Head of Production: Tyler Smith
Account Manager: Lauren Meehan
Senior Planner: Mikalah Morris
Connections Director, PR: Bill Patterson
Director of Communications: Jamie Dierking
Associate Media Director: Kristen Sikorski
Associate Connections Manager: Breckyn Crocker
Senior Connections Manager: Abbie Schmid
Director: Seyi Peter-Thomas / Station Film
Managing Partner: Stephen Orent / Station Film
Partner / Executive Producer: Caroline Gibney / Station Film
Producer: Julie Lee / Station Film
DOP: Doug Chamberlain / Station Film
Production Designer: Chris Giammalvo / Station Film
Puppet Builder: Puppet Garage
Editors: Kevin Anderson, Justin Trovato Cosmo Street
Executive Producer: Yvette Cobarrubias-Sears / Cosmo Street
Producer: Gigi May / Cosmo Street
Owners / Songwriters: Roger Wojahn, Scott Wojahn / Wojahn Bros Music
Music Editor: Jon Olmstead / Wojahn Bros Music
Executive Producer: Dara Norris / Wojahn Bros Music
Sound Engineer: Patrick Meagher / Evolution Audio
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