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We have 4 programs available for Baltimore youth to participate in this fall!

Can you feel it in the air?  Autumn is almost here, and the wheels are turning behind the scenes at Wide Angle in preparation for our fall programs!

We currently have four programs available for young people to participate in this fall and applications are now available online.  Did we mention that our programs are FREE?  Spaces are limited, so we recommend applying soon for one of these great opportunities!

Middle School

The Baltimore Speaks Out! Program operates in the fall and spring, in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and provides youth ages 10-15 with free media education right in their own community. This 12-week after-school program teaches young people video production, critical thinking, public speaking, team- building, and leadership skills. By the end of the semester, students in the BSO program will have created their own video about youth and community concerns that will be screened locally and around the world! This fall we are located at two locations:

  • The Reisterstown Road branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. (Open to students who live or go to school in the area)
  • Patterson Park Public Charter in partnership with the Patterson Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Open to students who attend Patterson Park Public Charter School, please contact Elizabeth Obara at lobara@pppcs.org for more information).

We currently have open enrollment for our Reisterstown program, 6310 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215.  This program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, and classes begin September 25, 2012. Apply for Baltimore Speaks Out!

High School

The Mentoring Video Project (MVP) is a an after-school program that offers 10 youth, ages 14-20, the opportunity to gain advanced video and audio production training, and develop their critical thinking, story-telling & creative skills by creating short films. MVP participants meet for four hours a week during the academic year to create in-depth media projects. MVP meets on Tuesdays and Thursday, 4:30 Dinner, Class from 5-7pm. At Millers Court, 2601 N. Howard St, #160, Baltimore, MD 21218. Schedule: October 2, 2012 – May 23, 2013. Students may choose to earn service learning or a daily stipend.  Apply for the Mentoring Video Project.

Wide Angle’s Attendance and Design Team is a an after-school program that offers 10 high school aged youth the opportunity to gain advanced graphic design and media training while developing their public speaking, leadership & marketing skills. Participants meet 4-6 hours a week during the academic year to independently create 4 design campaigns that aim to improve school attendance rates.  The Team meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, , 4:30 Dinner, Class from 5-7pm. This program takes place at Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington Street; Baltimore, MD, 21203.  You must be a Baltimore City Public School student, but you do not need to be a student at Digital Harbor to participate.  Dates are tentative and more details will be available in the upcoming weeks! Students may choose to earn service learning or a daily stipend. Apply for Wide Angle’s Attendance and Design Team.

The Youth Media Festival Committee (YMF): is an after-school leadership program for youth ages 14-20. A team of 8 young people meet twice a week to plan, organize and produce the annual Youth Media Festival. Youth Media Festival committee members learn photography, curating, fundraising, promotion, public speaking, and event planning skills and shape the direction of the annual festival. YMF meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 Dinner, Class from 5-7pm. At Millers Court, 2601 N. Howard St, #160, Baltimore, MD 21218. Schedule: October 3, 2012 – May 22, 2013. Students may choose to earn service learning or a daily stipend. Apply for the Youth Media Festival Committee.

If you have any questions about any of the programs, please contact Sheila Wells at sheila@wideanglemedia.org or call our office at 443-759-6700.