Youth Beat provides free digital media training, youth development and employment opportunities in the media industry for students in Oakland public schools. Youth Beat offers after-school film, animation and TV production classes in conjunction with Oakland Unified School District TV station KDOL, plus summer programs and paid internships. Classes are free and taught by accomplished media professionals.
Responding to the need to teach English in refugee camps around the world, this grant will be used to produce a series of instructional videos and written materials for those tasked with teaching English to ESL students in refugee camps and similar institutional settings. Youth Beat’s student editors will professionally edit the video content
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Rex Board Member Rosalie Howarth on the work of Charlotte Knox and Teach English Now: Around the world, refugee camps are full of people fleeing desperate circumstances in their home countries, only to find a new set of problems as the camps’ meager resources are strained and migrants try to figure out their next step. […]