“The world needs more kid made things.”
Alex Bannister was one of several employees of First Tech Federal Credit Union who first heard those words at TEDx Portland in 2015. They came from a talk given by our very own G Bundy where he shared that quote, which came from a Beaverton elementary student. The First Tech team was inspired to ask G how they could support our mission. The conversations that followed were instrumental in moving from the idea of a Future Bus to the reality of a Future Bus.
Fast forward to the spring of 2017, when we asked Cody Stoltz, a senior at Westview High School if he would make us a short film. We gave him freedom to create and tell a story that somehow included the Future Bus. He asked a lot of good questions about our team, our vision, our mission, and the short history of the Future Bus. In the end, Cody and his team — Chris Parra, Emily Guthrie, and Katie Rosas — wrote, filmed, edited, and produced a short narrative film that simply blew us away.
This film was created by kids, with kids, and for kids, of all ages.
P.S. This film was made possible by, and we are thankful for, the fantastic community that supports Beaverton Schools, including First Tech Federal Credit Union, The Beaverton Education Foundation, Stumptown Coffee, and Gallagher Design. Thank you one and all.