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Support for the Houston Museum of Culture will help these important Houston Institute for Culture programs carry on and grow in the future:

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Youth Programs
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YOUTH PROGRAMS



Media Makers is a digital storytelling program that utilizes curriculum developed at the University of Houston College of Education. The program focuses on narrative and script writing, concept development, media production and achieving high quality standards. With an emphasis on production and application, provides students with important communication tools, promotes access to media, and encourages positive uses of the internet and technology. Themes are utilized, such as "From Digital Photographer to Digital Storyteller", where students create stories and build vocabulary from the creation of visual art. Projects may be created as broadcast-quality public service messages for major media or to address peers through closed circuit television in schools. Projects often address themes that transcend schools and grade levels, and are shared throughout school districts.




Youth Voices is similar to Media Makers, but focuses more on topical concept development, while it promotes media literacy and empowers youth to address issues within communities or school environments. Projects may be produced as radio programs and distributed through community radio, or made into videos to be shared with peers through closed circuit television in schools.




Students for a Better Houston is a serious-minded student organization dedicated to making Houston a better place for future generations. Middle school students deliberate about the issues and concerns they identify in their communities and determine how to prioritize them and work toward solutions. The program is offered simultaneously with "Media Makers", giving students tools they can use to raise awareness of issues and encourage community members to be part of the solution. Learn more at www.betterhouston.com.




Houston Cool is an environmental education program that uses math and science to empower students to improve their communities. They learn about the "heat island" effect of the urban setting and discover that they can make Houston cooler by planning green spaces and planting trees. They use math and science to learn how much air is cleaned and how much ground is shaded by trees, as well as the role of trees in providing habitat for wildlife and protection from hurricanes. Learn more at www.houstoncool.org.

This program is currently featured on Power 2 Give.


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