Both Foshay Learning Center and Augustus Hawkins high school
have partnered their new journalism classes with the Media Aid Center to
provide online, podcasting, video, and print distribution technologies.
Training and production supervision will be provided by Media Aid Center staff
in the creation of a school and community media portal.
Mr. O’Donnell and Ms. Castillo are the lead teachers at
these two programs. They guide the creative process of writing and editing the
material that will become a part of their schools media website. The media
Center has provided cameras, editing systems, website hosting, and a podcasting
station for reporters and the school anchors to develop the material.
Together we have great plans for this collaboration. We are
looking for speakers to interview, places of interest, events and happenings in
the Los Angeles area to excite our reporters and audience.
The Hawkins football team intends to put together its own
video crew. And both schools are creating an afterschool young producers club
to allow all school students have an opportunity to participate.
We are currently in the process of getting the afterschool
program accepted as a for credit class by the school administration. The Media
Aid Center has built entire programs for high schools such as Jordan and
Fremont high school. Those classes were during school and for credit. The
center wishes to continue supporting the schools by providing a curriculum
acceptable within school parameters for the development of new media producers
Both schools intend to podcast school announcements to
students and parents are weekly and then daily basis. The first broadcasts are
expected in November with a monthly overview on the last Friday of every month.
We could sure use your help
Each media center takes about $80,000 to setup and run. Each school radio station costs about $5,000.
Your donations, equipment contributions, ideas, and help to complete these facilities will create a resource that will serve students for years.
We know we can count on you.