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

Industry partners

11 Alive


Atlanta Film Society

Atlanta Tech Village

Center for Civic Innovation


FOCUS Brands

Georgia Tech School of Music

Immersive Atlanta

Spitfire Studios



Tree Sound Studios

Twelve Music Studios

ZAC Recording