On the heels of our MAP Survey results, we have even more wonderful news to share!
Mt. Pleasant High School MAP student graduate, Oscar Candelas, who received an award from the Global Block Foundation, for his video on immigration, Transversing Walls, made on CreaTV equipment! Oscar and other youth video-makers from around the world will be recognized at the PLURAL + Youth Video Festival, a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ initiative, on December 4, in New York City.
Candelas is not the only story out of Mt. Pleasant High School. MAP student graduate, Dantorie Reeves, won a $60,000 Adobe Scholarship for videos he produced with CreaTV equipment! Reeves is currently a freshman at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, where he’s continuing to focus on making media that matters.
In addition, Lincoln High Students in the MAP program have two videos in the Austin Film Festival happening next month. “Tight Jeans and Broken Dreams” is a semi-finalist, which means it will play at the festival as part of the Young Filmmakers Shorts Program and “The Curse of the Mummy Queen” which was selected as a top six finalist. These students were the only ones in the festival with two films selected.
Congratulations to all the students in our MAP program. It’s hearing stories like these that really show just how amazing the program is and how it can help students to express their creativity and share their stories.
[Visit our MAP Grant page if you’d like to learn more about it and the schools that have been awarded the grant.]