Empower NYC Students Through Media & Storytelling

 
$525 $19,475
Raised Remaining

Summary

The My School My Community program aims to strengthen student engagement within school communities through the use of storytelling, self-directed videos and community campaigns. The program equips students and teachers with problem solving skills to address social and environmental issues that affect at-risk students. The program aims to improve school-based dialogue and decision-making around critical targeted issues.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

At-risk students face critical social and environmental problems in and out of school such as bullying, gang violence, and teen pregnancy. The negative forces outside the academic realm significantly impact student achievement. Among at-risk students, apathy towards their school community weakens their sense of civic responsibility; attributing to less that 68% of students that do not graduate from NYC schools.

How will this project solve this problem?

My School My Community empowers at-risk students to become agents of change within their school communities through harnessing the power of media. Students discover the power of expression while affirming their own unique voices that helps shape solutions for their school community. Through this process, students also develop critical academic, technical, and personal skills that are necessary for success in college and their future careers.

Potential Long Term Impact

By developing students' sense of urgency and self-determination, students are likely to become strong, confident individuals who will share their valuable perspectives within the community. The program will support college and career readiness and improve future success among at-risk youth. The program's capacity-building approach offers students experience tackling issues in a collaborative, dynamic manner, with the goal of creating lasting change in their school communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $525
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,475
Total Funding Goal: $20,000

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 15281 to 80088 to donate $10 to Empower NYC Students Through Media & Storytelling. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Empower NYC Students Through Media & Storytelling project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.

donate now:

Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $11
    give
  • $24
    give
  • $50
    give
  • $75
    give
  • $150
    give
  • $250
    give
  • $500
    give
  • $1,000
    give
  • $11
    each month
    give
  • $24
    each month
    give
  • $50
    each month
    give
  • $75
    each month
    give
  • $150
    each month
    give
  • $250
    each month
    give
  • $500
    each month
    give
  • $1,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Anthony Scala

Chief Financial Officer
New York, New York United States

Where is this project located?

Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.