Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $66,500)
Outside the Lens (OTL) will bring their Leadership Through the Lens media arts integration program to students in the Juvenile Court and Community School system of San Diego County. The goal of this program is for students to gain access to technology and education to express themselves creatively and develop the digital and media literacy skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Providing training in photography, media arts, job skills, and social justice, Leadership Through the Lens brings OTL media educators into classrooms, provides professional development training for teachers and teaching artists, and implements a digital media-integrated curriculum. By using photography as a medium of expression, students participating in Cameras in the Classroom will consider how they view themselves and their choices and imagine new possible narratives within a safe environment.