Can a video produced by kids actually make a difference?
After three years of surveying high school film teachers and their students, re:imagine/ATL has found that the highest need is for more real world opportunities in the media and film industry.
Based on this data and ongoing feedback, we created this program to fit the needs and interests of schools, teachers, and students to bring the most impact inside and outside of the classroom through film. re:imagine/COMMUNITY creates a bridge for students to directly connect to outside professional mentors from the industry, and have an opportunity for real world client work to put on their resume, while diving deep into a community issue.
re:imagine/COMMUNITY empowers high school film students to become problem solvers by being paired with a non-profit client to research and tackle social issues in their community. Once the program is complete, students from each school come together from across metro Atlanta to present their videos, and facilitate community conversations with their nonprofit and their cause. Teachers and students also receive opportunities for job shadowing days, internships, resume building, and are invited to stay engaged in re:imagine/ATL's monthly workshops and camps.
This program incorporate S.T.E.(A).M. and common core standards to serve the needs of classes. Key elements of the program include design thinking, hands-on video production, storytelling, social emotional learning, and community outreach.
Please contact Program Director, Julie Foster-Straw if you are interested in more information.
Past Partners and clients
DeKalb School of the Arts
Frederick Douglass High School
Grady High School
Miller Grove High School
North Atlanta High School
Towers High School
Arby's Foundation - Food Access
Atlanta Mission - Youth Homelessness
CEISMC - STEM Education
Comcast- Digital Literacy
Global Growers - Refugees, Local Food
NAMI - Mental Health
Piedmont Healthcare - Active Living
Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
Youth Spark - Sex Trafficking
Atlanta Film Society
Atlanta Tech Village
Center for Civic Innovation
Georgia Tech School of Music
Tree Sound Studios
Twelve Music Studios