Engaging Teens Through "Hunger Games" and Skateboarding Culture
Grants totaling $663,000 from The New York Community Trust to boost digital media learning will provide NYC teens the opportunity to remix music on wired steel drums, play a Hunger Games-inspired video game, and create digital maps and videos of local skateboarding haunts.
The grants, to support highly creative learning opportunities, are part of the Trust's Hive Digital Media Learning Fund;
“The Hive has taken what teens do after school to the next level,” says Kerry McCarthy, New York Community Trust program officer and manager of the Hive Fund. “Fun, hands-on programs connect what young people are passionate about—skateboarding, fashion, music, social media, and gaming—with science, technology, engineering, and math.”...