Harlem Scholars Program at The City College of New York
NEW YORK CITY - Media Make Change will host a 1-day workshop this Saturday March 31st at City College with high school students from Frederick Douglass Academy. MMC is excited to collaborate with the Harlem Scholars Saturday Institute and their college readiness program. We will work with students and guide them on how to use social media and blogging tools to spread awareness about topics relating college prep. Students will produce media according to the following college readiness topics:
- Increase cost of attending college
- Minority faculty/professors on college campuses
- Retention and graduation rates of minority students
- Student services and career development
- Campus organizations
- Relationship between school and school athletics
- College ties with the community
As part of an interactive workshop, students will be invited to post teams blog here on Media Speaks! about one of college readiness topics above. MMC has hosted interactive workshops in the past. In 2009 our team went to Detroit and presented an interactive workshop on Social Media for Social Justice (you can check out the photos from Allied '09 on our Facebook page).
We encourage our online community to get involved. If you'll be on Twitter this Saturday morning from 9AM to 11AM, follow us at @mediamakechange and use the hashtag #MMCHarlemscholars for up-to-date tweets from the event. Students will also be using their smart phones and computers to live-tweet projects as they post to Media Speaks! We also encourage HBCUs that are on Twitter to be involved in the conversation. Some of these students might be headed toward an HBCU very soon, and what better way to engage them while they're researching colleges than through Twitter!
See you on Saturday!