9/11 10th Year Commemoration Program Engages Youth and Young Adults Across America in an Innovative National Student Challenge

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EKTIMIS, the organizer of a 10th year commemoration of the events of September 11, launches an innovative national student challenge that engages America’s youth and young adults in an event designed to measure and assess their understanding and perception of the tragic events that occurred at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The initiative allows teams of students across the U.S. to participate at the middle school, high school, and college levels.

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Our vision is for America’s youth and young adults to get involved in this year’s milestone anniversary with the support of their parents and their schools in a meaningful, practical and memorable way.

EKTIMIS, the organizer and executive sponsor of an online 9/11 10th Year Commemoration initiative, launches an innovative program that engages America’s youth at the middle school and high school levels, as well as young adults at the college level in a national challenge that presents their views and perceptions of the historic events of 9/11. The program, which recently opened for limited enrollment, calls for teams of children and young adults at three levels to convene, collaborate, research, and present their ideas on one of three specific topics on 9/11 provided to them.

As the countdown to the 10th year anniversary of September 11 continues, the nation’s attention will be gradually drawn to the events at Ground Zero in New York City, as well as the events at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A spokesperson for EKTIMIS says, “Our vision is for America’s youth and young adults to get involved in this year’s milestone anniversary with the support of their parents and their schools in a meaningful, practical and memorable way. This 9/11 Student Challenge was designed to support this vision.”

The challenge calls for teams of children and young adults, enrolled by their respective school Principals or college team representatives, to produce a three-minute, or less, video that features one or more members of the team presenting the team’s views and insight on their preferred 9/11 topic. A panel of judges will assess the various video submissions and a short list of finalists will be presented to the American public for voting over the internet. The enrollment period ends soon after September 11, with team video submissions due sometime in mid-October. The challenge is expected to end in mid-December with three teams emerging as authors of the best videos in the three educational categories.

The 9/11 Student Challenge is the creation of Niyi Taiwo, founder of EKTIMIS and author of the EKTIMIS Top Ten Laws of Respect literary principles and the Top Ten Laws of Respect book series. He is quoted as saying that “This program has an educational component that will hopefully shed some light on what may be required to bridge the gap between what America’s youth know and understand about 9/11 and what they ought to know and understand about 9/11.”

About EKTIMIS:
EKTIMIS is an innovative human capital development solutions provider. EKTIMIS develops its own brand of original products and services that include respect-themed books, articles, multimedia videos, workplace and organizational culture training seminars (featuring the hallmark EKTIMIS Respect in the Workplace Program), and powerful inspirational picture-framed artifacts for individuals, working professionals, parents and families, and organizations. EKTIMIS also offers a Custom Artifact Program that provides an innovative platform for fund raising and for commemorative events by private and public organizations. EKTIMIS and EKTIMIS.com are a licensed brand and an operating business division (DBA) of Strategic Enterprise Technology, Inc., a creative Boston-based performance improvement solutions company founded in 1999. Follow EKTIMIS September 11 anniversary news and activities on Twitter and on Facebook.

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