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Stop the Arguments

During the 2014 spring semester in the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Herring Run Library branch, youth producers decided to explore violence in their communities and how they can combat it. During our ten week program, students were introduced to the digital camera and learned the basics of photography and video recording. In addition to camera use, youth producers were taught how to use audio recording equipment, 3 point lighting, light painting, story boarding, script writing, and editing. They also learned how to work as a team, allowing them to create one class video, and got hands on experience with event planning and public speaking at our events.

In their Northeast Baltimore neighborhood, students see violence on a daily basis. They wanted to create a short video with a lighthearted tone to show an alternative to violence. As a class, they decided that “use your words, not your fist” was a good message to share with people. They believe violence can be avoided if people talk about their problems first before jumping to actions they may later regret. After weeks of hard work and dedication-from brainstorming ideas to production days in the library- the students’ film was complete. Although this is a video created by young people, we believe this is a message that can be shared with people of all ages!

Posted May 29th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Bring the Peace

Youth producers in the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at Patterson Park Public Charter School researched and discovered that violence kills over 1.5 million people a year worldwide (World Health Organization). They also discovered that 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and only intervene 4% of the time (DoSomething.org).

After discussing problems of violence and bullying in their own communities, they decided to create poems and take pictures that express their concerns. Students in this workshop learned all parts of the production process by researching their topic, writing self reflections, taking pictures in their community, recording audio and video, and presenting their work to their peers. What are some actions you can take to prevent bullying and violence in your own community?

Posted January 24th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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We Are Heroes

We Are Heroes, confronts social issues such as bullying, teen violence, and the environment, in order to present positive solutions to improve the community.

Posted May 9th, 2013 in Blog, Homepage, News by intern
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Popular

As part of Wide Angle’s summer Youth Speaks Out! Program, students at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School produced this short documentary about the culture of popularity in Baltimore City Public Schools.


Posted March 19th, 2012 in Video by waym
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Youth Speak Out On Bullying


As part of Wide Angle’s summer Youth Speak Out! Program, students at Guilford Elementary/Middle School produced this short documentary about the culture of bullying in Baltimore City Public Schools.


Posted March 19th, 2012 in Video by waym
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Cyber Bullying


In this short Public Service Announcement, the Baltimore Speaks Out Youth Producers convey the true impact that cyber bullying can have on teenagers.


Posted March 19th, 2012 in Video by waym
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Bullying in School


When a young girl is driven to attack a bully, she’s must face up to the facts and accept responsibility for her actions.


Posted March 19th, 2012 in Video by waym
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Hot Off The Block

Wide Angle Youth Media participated in a summer camp at Northeast Middle School where middle school students created a video about positive youth relationships.

Posted August 18th, 2010 in Uncategorized by intern