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 opportunities in the media and film industries.
Based on this data and ongoing feedback, we created this program to fit the needs and interests of schools, teachers, and students, and provide the most impact inside and outside of the classroom through film. re:imagine/COMMUNITY is a bridge for students to connect to professional mentors from the industry, and have an opportunity for real world client work, 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 to present their videos, and facilitate community conversations with their nonprofit about their cause. Teachers and students receive opportunities for job shadowing days, internships, resume building, and are invited to stay engaged in re:imagine/ATL's monthly workshops.
This program incorporates 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.
Past Partners and clients
DeKalb School of the Arts
Forrest Hill Academy
Frederick Douglass High School
Grady High School
Miller Grove High School
North Atlanta High School
Towers High School
Tri-Cities High School
Arby's Foundation - Food Access
Atlanta Mission - Youth Homelessness
CEISMC - STEM Education
Comcast- Digital Literacy
Future Business Leaders of America
Global Growers - Refugees, Local Food
NAMI - Mental Health
Next Generation Men
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
United Way of South Fulton