2013 ETV Civil Rights and Social Justice Youth Media Summit

South Carolina ETV has a strong record of community service that includes civil rights programming, youth media literacy projects and technology training for teachers. Now, in collaboration with Write/Right to Change of Clemson University's Strom Thurmond Institute, ETV has developed the ETV Civil Rights and Social Justice Youth Media Summit scheduled for March 1–3, 2013. Focusing on digital and social media as a strategy for student engagement, the Summit will teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills to a select group of high school students assisted by mass communications mentors from Benedict College students, helping them to understand their place in history.

Funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Black Programming Consortium, the Lipscomb Family Foundation, and Write/Right to Change.

American Graduate Film Festival 2013

The American Graduate Student Film Festival (AGFF) is a student competition created by the documentary "180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School." High school student LJ talks about his school, his neighborhood, and rising above and beyond expectations.

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March - April 2013: After the Youth Media Summit, students with guidance from ETV, Benedict College mentors and their school advisor, will use digital recording devices to capture more stories in their own communities. ETV will host student teams to present their work in April at an evening screening event in Columbia.