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The Summer Media Institute, or SMI, is a six-week media arts and work experience program run in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks Program.
Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute, which is the cornerstone of CCTV's year round Youth Media Program, has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Each summer, as teens work in paid positions as media artists, they gain valuable job skills and knowledge about the working world. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology.More details about the Youth Media Program, including links to videos produced by our teens, can be found here. Neighborhood & CommunityExhibits$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900
It's hard to believe that the 2015 Summer Media Institute is halfway over. This week, teens began work on their main assignments-- documentaries exploring issues that that they believe are important to young people. Their topics are interesting and complex; examples include race and diversity, gender and identity, college affordability.
Teens are working in groups of three, sharing all planning, production and post-production roles. Earlier in the week, teens were challenged to research their topics, narrow their focus and articulate their point of view. Today, many teams are filming interviews.
Please consider making a donation to support CCTV's youth education programs.Neighborhood & Community
Week 2 was action packed for the Summer Media Institute. On Monday, the teens wrapped up their first production assignment-- creative videos exploring a variety of scientific concepts that they were introduced to during a visit to the MIT Museum. You can watch them on the right side of the youth page on our website. On Friday, the group visited Emerson College. For many, this was their first exposure to an institution of higher learning.
Also, last week teens received their first paycheck. In preparation, the group participated in a Financial Literacy workshop organized by the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Savings Bank. One teen explained, "I learned a lot about banking and saving."
Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology.
In celebration of 25 years of empowering young people through the arts, this year our our goal is to raise $25,000 to support the expanding needs of our Youth Media Program. Please consider making a donation to support CCTV's youth education programs.Neighborhood & Community
Thirty-five teens are involved in the 2015 annual Summer Media Institute, a comprehensive media arts and work experience program offered in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks program. To learn more about it, watch this award-winning video about the program, produced during the summer of 2014 by participant Sam Brill-Weil.Neighborhood & Community
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A different look at the Porter Square T station; home to the longest single span escalator ride in the state of Massachusetts.
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At 105 feet below the ground, Porter Square has the deepest section of subway in the Boston-metro area.
CCTV teamed up with Google to offer another successful session of Age Engage on Friday, June 5, 2015 as a part of GoogleServe week. GoogleServe is week of volunteer service that engages employees in a variety of community service activities-- everything from building homes to teaching community members how to use technology. Last year, more than 6,500 Googlers volunteered almost 80,000 hours during GoogleServe.
Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV in which individuals over 50 learn how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one technology training. The training, tailored to each participant's interests and experience, is very popular. During Friday's session, 13 Google employees worked with 13 older adults. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Participants got help with Facebook, Internet security, Google maps and more.
One participant, Jeanne, explained, "Daniel helped me with internet security and we installed 2 factor authentication on my laptop. Thank you for the experience. I'm very grateful for such knowledgeable help."
On Thursday, June 11 at 6 pm, teens in CCTV's School Year Production Program will host a video screening. The event is free and open to the public. The School Year Production program is an after school media arts and work experience program. Teens in the program learn storytelling, camera, editing, lighting and audio skills, and they are paid to work as media artists, producing a variety of pieces exploring who they are, where they live, and what they believe in.Arts & Entertainment
Age Engage: One-to-One Internet Assistance (FREE)
Cambridge Community Television pairs with Google
CCTV is excited to announce that we will be teaming with Google to host another session of Age Engage on June 5, 2015 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.
Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV in which individuals over 50 learn how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. Learn how to send email, search the Internet, pay bills on-line, and more. Training will be tailored to each participant's interests and experience. People of all levels are welcome to register. The session will take place at Cambridge Community Television.
Friday, June 5, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Please call Allison Rodriguez at 617-401-4009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Participants must be able to commit to the session time and be interested in receiving one-to-one Internet training.EducationClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00