My School - My Community

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My School - My Community

 

My School – My Community is an innovative approach to learning that directly and actively engages students. Through hands-on exploration, students learn to effectively use creative storytelling and media to catalyze change and mobilize action, serving their communities as agents of social change.
 
Now in its second year, My School - My Community uses communication tools to enable and empower students to take ownership of their school, provides a platform for student voices in the decision making process and builds the capacity of youth to engage peers, administrators, teachers and parents in building a strong, collaborative school community.
 
The program utilizes a problem-solving based learning approach. In the process, students learn to tackle complex, open-ended problems and communicate these issues and proposed solutions to a variety of audiences.

 

Content from this campaign

How It Is: High School Girls Use Drama to Address Gossip
Twenty New York City public school students at the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (SBYW) are working with Media Impact in an effort to improve their school community.  The young woemn are part of Media Impact’s My School – My Community program to engage students in creating critical conservations about issues in their schools -- in this case gossip and school spirit....
Feb 24, 2011 12:36 PM ET
When We Decided to Take Charge: A Student Perspective of Media Impact's My School - My Community
Seventy New York City public school students came together on February 4th at a workshop hosted by Media Impact in an effort to improve their school communities.  The youth, students at the Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement (CIVIC) and the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (SBYW), are part of Media Impact’s My School – My Community program to engage students in...
Feb 17, 2011 9:47 AM ET
New York City Youth Tackle School Culture through Communications Campaign
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 10, 2011 - Seventy New York City public school students came together on February 4th at a workshop hosted by Media Impact in an effort to improve their school communities. The youth, students at the Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement (CIVIC) and the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (SBYW), are part of Media Impact’s ...
Feb 10, 2011 11:25 AM ET
New York City Public School Students Use Communication to Improve Schools
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 4, 2011 - Seventy New York City public school students came together today at a workshop hosted by Media Impact in an effort to improve their school communities.  The youth, students at the Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement (CIVIC) and the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women (SBYW), are part of Media Impact’s My School – My...
Feb 4, 2011 5:43 PM ET