As a community outreach strategy, the best part about adopting schools is that it is doable.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) , which boasts the nation’s second largest public school system is our inspiration for stepping in to adopt Compton High. LAUSD well funded common core technology project that will wire all but 80 percent of their schools and purchased $400 million in Apple iPads inspires our team to advocate for students who we believe are deserving similar coverage to enable them to compete for opportunities to be a part of Americas next diverse workforce.
Compton is but one the nation’s 57.2 million nursery through high school students that are enrolled in 94,000 public schools and 28,400 private schools, yet there chance of ever competing on a level playing filed depends on organizations to step-in when there are gaps or divides. It’s time we reached a “tipping point” to reach our schools!
ATS was the first installment of event that targeted a middle school recruitment day at Compton High School (CHS). The day featured invited professionals from both industry and post secondary education to discuss with our students the importance of S.T.E.M. More specifically, how High School Math and Science are the beginnings to all the different career fields in S.T.E.M. that are currently expanding as we move further into the 21st century. In an effort to better recruit the best and brightest from the CHS feeder middle schools they bused those kids on campus so they can see what kind of science CHS offers.
Dakar is in the preliminary stages of partnering with the Compton Unified School District to create a visionary Video Academy that would link students, teachers, parents, and the LA-County Educational Community LA-Net. It would serve as a venue to share and showcase all Los Angles County talent. The programming is entitled 90 MINUTES TV.
90 MINUTES TV is much more than school news. It’s a real-world showcase of digital media meets the cypher for generation Z. A platform that provides relevancy and sustainability for students who want to turn-up on topics on the largest stages such as SocialMediaWeek.
Below is raw capture of the 90 Minunte Townhall that was produced by Mr. Juan Reynoso’s ROP Multimedia class on Thursday, November 8th, featuring Retired Warrant Officer, Farrell Chiles,Retired U.S. Air Force Veteran and Compton High School security officer, Larry Ventress, and U.S. Army Veteran/ award-winng filmaker, Geroge Ohan.
Below are images from the Compton High School ROP Multimedia project that spanned 5 days of training, pre-production and execution of Veterans Week activities that is currently in post-production for presentation as a 90 Minutes Special. Compton High Security officer Larry Ventress spent Veterans Day feeding and reflecting with comrades at VFW #5394, where he serves as post-commander.Compton High Schools security officer Larry Ventress with members from Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post #5394 just before embarking on their float for the Long Beach Veterans Parade.Compton High Students interviewing attendees of the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall Ceremony,Friday November 8th. The students were the only high school media team covering the event, and streamed some portions of the event @ www.Livestream.com/vetshomecoming. Compton High School Television Crew covered the opening of the 46 million restoration, and have are preparing a full a short documentary to the Military and Veterans Community of Los Angeles County in the near future.
Compton High Students interviewed a Navy mental health specialist for Long Beach Veterans Administration Facility. The students were given access to all parts of the 10 story facility and took advantage by meeting key decision makers, that included members of the veterans-military community, The LA County Board of Supervisors, and the mayor of LA.