DFS is launching our second Out of School Project in May 2017. The OSP Summer Workshop will take place from May – August 2017, and is led by DFS youth researchers Alondra Castañeda, Wayne Bussey II and Issra Killawi. Check out the info and application below:
As part of furthering our work to humanize schooling, The OSP Summer Media Workshop will investigate the big question “What it means to be human?” from the perspective of young Detroiters. We’ll also produce media projects that tell the story of our discoveries.
Too often, young people are reduced to statistics in the debate about education in Detroit. We believe young people can and should be leaders in addressing the complex problems we face in Detroit, from the drop-out crisis, to the lack of local accountability in our separate school districts, to the need for new ways of measuring success beyond standardized testing.
WHO WE ARE
Detroit Future Schools is a digital media arts program committed to humanizing education in Detroit. This workshop will be hosted by the Out of School Project, which aims to cultivate agency, critical consciousness and compassion with young people as we work to humanize schooling.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for young people (ages 13-25) who..
want to grow ideas in collaboration with others
want to learn about creating artistic, digital media
want to use media as a tool for social change
WHEN & WHERE
Becoming a media maker with Detroit Future Schools means committing to three hour meetings every other week at the Allied Media Projects office on 4216 Third Street. The exact meeting days and times will be determined on May 10, 2017
HOW TO APPLY
CLICK HERE FOR A PDF APPLICATION
Complete the application and return it to Detroit Future Schools 4126 Third Street Detroit, MI 48201 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 1, 2017.