From Concept to Creation

Needed Change is a seed from which "change" can grow. With the recent tumultuous political and economic situations, many adopted the slogan, "Change we can believe in." But in most instances, we found it only to be a slogan. As time has passed, the hunger for "change" has starved itself out of the picture. Like numerous others, we felt our job was done and we could wait for this so called "change" to show itself.

Personally, we have not been able to find the change and dreams recently promised. Economic stability, careers, doing what we love, and making a difference have eluded us almost completely. From our own experiences in the workforce or with personal business endeavours, we found ourselves in the same boat as many Americans and citizens of other countries, barely afloat.

Instead of wasting one more valuable minute waiting for this so called "change" we have put into place a plan to submerse ourselves in the homeless culture that millions across the world are suffering from. Our goal is not just to document problems like many before us, but to help make the needed change. By doing so, we hope to better understand and address this horrible epidemic.

By becoming one with this forgotten society we will need to learn to survive all over again. From life's basic needs such as food and shelter to handling the mental strain of life on the streets, this will be a test of will and core beliefs.

Kevin Saftner, Galen Sisco, and Drew A. Dayton are taking the first step in creating change. The first step is not words or feelings, but actions. Our journey will take us to the streets of Miami and undoubtedly many more places. With photography, film, and pen we will document our experiences in this whole new world we will be entering. Together we hope to find solutions for the Needed Change.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Hey guys we left the Pittsburgh area last night a little bit before midnight and arrived in Atlanta in the early morning. Right now, we are posted up at Amanda Quay and Tyler Rudolph's apartment doing some tests on our equipment, sending some video to Ed, and making sure we've got our ducks in a row before we head to Miami!!

Within the next two days we will finally be taking this idea for Needed Change to the streets of Miami. We will be interviewing, filming, uploading, and updating our followers constantly so you can interact with us as much as possible.

Also, some great news, we've been in some talks with a public high-school from back home where a teacher wants his students to interact with us and incorporate our story into his lesson plans. This idea has been opening up worlds of opportunities and we hope you all can be a part of it!

-Galen, Kevin, and Drew

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