The 10,000 Hours Show (social entrep/design)
The 10,000 Hours Show (social entrep/design)
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The 10,000 Hours Show (10K) is a year-round effort to engage young people in volunteer service that culminates in a free concert for which the only admission is 10 or more volunteer hours to local nonprofit organizations.

The mission of The 10,000 Hours Show nationally is to mobilize young people to meet immediate community needs and recognize those who do, helping develop the next generation of active community leaders.

Impacting the community and driven by young people, 10K is a powerful community-building effort, and at the same time it is a vibrant learning experience.  10K was founded in 2002 as part of The James Gang, a social entrepreneurial incubator in Iowa City, USA, and was spun-off in 2006 to become a youth engagement program of The United Way.  Starting with a single show in Iowa in 2003, The 10,000 Hours Show can now be found on college campuses across the country.

“The coolest community building project we’ve heard of in a long time.” (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)

As part of my role with The James Gang, I worked on many aspects of 10K’s development, primarily as the producer of the first 10K concert by Ben Folds and as a designer and producer of much of the organization’s early branding, design and video work.

10K3 Fundraising Video: produced and edited for The 10,000 Hours Show.

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