This year, Project Access and 4-H strengthened their partnership by expanding to Denver, CO at the Project Access Family Resource Center at Pembrooke apartments to offer a program titled “Tech Wizards.”
In the year-long program, four boys in middle school meet weekly with a mentor to learn more about emerging technologies, such as computer programming or technology in film and music. This group is aiming high – their first project is to write, produce, direct, edit and submit a short film for a youth film contest at the end of the summer. In this project, the youth are exposed to technology in film-making, from cameras with which to film and software on computers to edit scenes later.
On their first day, their mentor brought a Greenscreen where the youth got to film each other in a short story. What was their first skit? A parody of the Disney classic, “The Lion King.” Needless to say, we are excited to see what this group produces and proud to offer important STEM programs like “Tech Wizards” in our Education for Youth programs.
If you were given a Greenscreen, where you place yourself? On a beach? In an action scene? On a roller coaster? Sound off in the comments below!