When one of our eighth grade students at MS 246 turned to me with a huge smile and said this, I knew our Video Journalism curriculum was right on target. We are not only training students to be leaders in the cafeteria, we are teaching media production to teens so they can tell their own powerful stories about NYC’s garbage plight!
Right now, we urgently need your support to help students complete their timely videos and share them with thousands of youth across NYC. These student movies are shedding light on how the seemingly meaningless act of throwing something away is negatively impacting low income communities in NYC and beyond.
We are dedicated to piloting new curriculum that will inspire youth to take charge of their future and to take action to reduce Green House Gas emissions. Your generous gift will help us to bring more ARTS+ACTION environmental education to underserved NYC schools.
Thank you for helping us to achieve zero waste cafeterias and climate-smart public school communities.
Cafeteria Culture sincerely thanks:
- The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for generously funding our ARTS+ACTION Cafeteria Waste Reduction Program at MS 246!
- The entire MS 246 community for partnering with us.
- Just Add Water for camera donations!
- All of our generous donors who support our work in NYC schools!
Header Photos: Cafeteria Culture's Video Journalism workshop - students from Mr. Thornhill's ELA class at MS 246 Walt Whitman Middle School, Brooklyn, NY; Top Left and Right - students interviewing Flatbush residents about air quality and litter; Bottom Right - Atsuko Quirk, Cafeteria Culture Media Director, teaching camera technique to class 804.