BENEFITING: DREAMYARD PROJECT
ORGANIZER: DREAMYARD PROJECT
EVENT: Hive Challenge
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2014
I am raising money to support DreamYard's BronxCast podcasting pilot program. BronxCast will launch in November and will help public school educators in the Bronx develop skills for creating podcasting projects with students. Funds will be used to purchase digital voice recording devices, for SoundCloud accounts to host and distribute content, and to support professtional development workshops to help train educators in podcasting and audio production.
Why podcasting? Why the Bronx?
BronxCast aims to use the power of voice and personal stories to shift negative perceptions and stereotypes of the Bronx and provide an authentic, youth-focused media outlet that refocuses positive attention on the borough. Too much of the media coverage of the Bronx only involves stories of violence, crime, and poverty, and serves to further a single narrative that highlights an incredibly narrow view of a community that has a rich and continuing history and culture. The Bronx is so much more than the stories that are currently being told.
This project will present a different perspective of the Bronx, showing a sense of community and pride and depict the South Bronx as a beautiful and creative space to live, attend school and work. By training a cohort of educators across our network of Bronx public schools, we will support young people in speaking back to the world and telling the stories they want to tell about their communities.