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ETV American Graduate Youth Media Summits
ETV produced two youth media projects this year as part of the ETV American Graduate initiative which is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) national project to combat the dropout crisis.
In collaboration with Write/Right to Change of Clemson University's Strom Thurmond Institute, ETV held an Civil Rights and Social Justice Youth Media Summit in March at the ETV Telecommunication Center in Columbia. Focusing on digital and social media as a strategy for student engagement, the Summit project was designed to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills while helping a group of high school and college students understand their place in history. More than 40 South Carolina veterans of the civil rights movement were interviewed by students from A.C. Flora, Scott’s Branch and C.A. Johnson High Schools. Mass communications majors from Benedict College assisted the student interview teams.
ETV partnered with the Nickelodeon Theatre to hold the Latino Flash Film Festival in June. Latino community partners Palmetto Luna Arts and Latino Communications identified students to participate in this three-day film festival to produce stories about the topic of immigration. The Appleseed Legal Justice Center provided the students with the latest in information on immigration and Brookland Baptist Church served as the host site for the Festival. Latino middle and high school students created five-minute videos that shed light on the immigration issues from their perspective.
Both projects were funded in part by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).