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Munching on Lunch

This video was created by participants in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Patterson Park Public Charter School. Youth producers researched where cafeteria food comes from, federal standards for student meals, and explored ideas on how to keep the food both healthy and tasty.

A special “Thank You!” also goes out to all of the dedicated staff at Patterson Park Public Charter School and Baltimore City Public Schools who provide food and nutrition services to students and who helped to contribute to this video. We appreciate your positive attitudes, hard work, and diligence in ensuring that students are fed healthy, delicious meals every day!

Posted February 12th, 2015 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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The Mystery of Media Literacy

Created in the fall of 2014, this video was made by participants in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Reisterstown Road Branch of The Enoch Pratt Free Library . Students used satire to critique sensationalized TV news coverage and examine the importance of media literacy skills. What steps can YOU take to check the facts the next time you see a shocking news headline?

Posted January 12th, 2015 in Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Slaves to Fashion

In this powerful video essay created in the fall 2014 Mentoring Video Project program, filmmaker Evodie Ngoy explores the disturbing conditions in which our clothing, electronics, and fashion accessories are made. By sharing her own story, Evodie calls on us to spend our money supporting ethical manufacturing around the globe.

Posted October 30th, 2014 in Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Free Running in Baltimore

Tyson Sanford-Griffin is a young man that loves free running and parkour, activities that involve finding acrobatic ways of moving through urban spaces. However, in this short film, Tyson explains how he often feels unsafe doing his favorite activity in his native city of Baltimore, MD.

Created in the fall of 2013 in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Mentoring Video Project, this film also won “Best Story Promoting a Cause Related to Youth or Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math” in TechSoup’s 2014 Storymakers contest!

Posted October 27th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Slider, Video by waym
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A Dose of Nature: An Exploration in Environmental Psychology

“I did this project out of my love for trees. I hope it encourages you to love them too.” – Carson Murphy, Youth Producer

Ever wonder how green spaces affect our behavior and emotions? In the spring of 2014, the youth producers in the Baltimore Speaks Out! program at Patterson Park Public Charter School set out to discover answers. They researched and documented green spaces and vacant lots in Baltimore and their effect on the community. They also found that green spaces reduce crime. These dedicated youth producers reached out to several community organizations to create their story. Created by Youth Producers: Karolina Cazorla, Gerardo Cervantes, Michael Garcia, Antonio Johnson, Taylor Key, Tayvon Lane, Ryan Lee, Carson Murphy, Alexander Ortega, Joy Sanders, Sonta Solomon, Ahniya Thomas, Kelly Zamudio. Assistant Youth Producers: Ni’Jae Collier, Segunda Mayingi, K-Shaud Watkins, Drakhan Webb.
 
What can YOU do to create more green spaces in Baltimore?  

“I made this film because when I didn’t go outside, I was bored. Now I go outside, I feel better and more active with others.” – Taylor Key, Youth Producer

Posted June 24th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News, Video by waym
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Living in a Food Desert

Did you know that 1 in 5 Baltimore residents lives in a food desert? Are you shocked? So were our youth producers in the Baltimore Speaks Out! program at the Reisterstown Road branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. In response to the food inequalities plaguing Baltimore City, they set out to learn why it is difficult to find affordable healthy food in their neighborhoods.

This group of talented young people interviewed Laura Flamm from Baltimore City Health Department, who explained that health disparities in Baltimore are driven by inequities in access to healthy food. Our youth producers discovered that initiatives like the mobile market, the grocery delivery program, and the school lunch program are working to bring healthy food to food deserts. To learn more about access to healthy food in Baltimore, and actions you can take too, watch “Living in a Food Desert” today!

Posted January 17th, 2014 in Baltimore, Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect was created by students in the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Reisterstown Road branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in the Spring of 2013. Students in the program wanted to shed light on the impact of water cleanliness in the Chesapeake Bay and our local streams, and what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

Posted January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized by waym
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Never Take Life for Granted

Youth Filmmakers at Patterson Park Public Charter School worked together in the Spring of 2013 in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program to produce this film, which analyzes homelessness in Baltimore City.

Posted September 27th, 2013 in Blog, Homepage, News by waym
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Anti Drug PSA


Youth Producers in the Baltimore Speaks Out Program! at Herring Run Library Created these short PSAs to encourage youth to stay off of drugs.


Posted March 19th, 2012 in Blog by waym
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Junk Fool


Curtis refuses to give up his junk food habit. What price will he pay for his bad dietary choices?

Posted March 19th, 2012 in Blog by waym