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.  

Please contact Program Director, Julie Foster-Straw if you are interested in more information.
If you are a school who needs to pay their program fee, please click here.


Past Partners and clients

Schools

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

Nonprofits

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
 

Industry partners

11 Alive

ASIFA

Atlanta Film Society

Atlanta Tech Village

Center for Civic Innovation

Facebook

FOCUS Brands

Georgia Tech School of Music

Immersive Atlanta

Spitfire Studios

TUBE

TURNER

Tree Sound Studios

Twelve Music Studios

United Way of South Fulton

ZAC Recording