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Nobis Knows Best
For far too long the youth of our world have been pushed to the side and forgotten about, or just plain misunderstood. It is far-and-few between that a community like Savannah has the privilege of a non-profit program, which takes genuine interest in how to make the youth seek out something better for not only themselves, but the community that is around them.
The Nobis Project encourages change in students through a type of media that they enjoy, like, and want to take part in. Our world today is in a love affair with the media. What better way to appeal to not only the youth, but the people surrounding the youth who need to be spoken to and made aware of change that is needed in Savannah. The goal is for Savannah to catch on to change and then, like wildfire, spread it on to surrounding counties, cities, states, America, and then the world.
The Nobis Project definitely knows how to get the youth of Savannah involved with the community. Christen Higgins Clougherty, Ph.D., started the Nobis Project in 2010 as a non-profit organization in result of her research when earning her Ph.D. The Nobis Project promotes positive motivation for students in grades 6-12 to make a difference in the community using digital media.
Starting this March, 2013, the Nobis Project will be accepting applications and registrations for the Media Camp coming up this July. This project has a sole purpose of giving students a platform and foundation to get engaged with their community. In a world that is quickly evolving from analog to digital, it makes perfect since to use digital media for students to show how they see the world and how they would change it.
Christen Higgins Clougherty, Ph.D. will also teach these students that as artists it is a very important role, and to make sure that they always record, report, and shape society. If they do this, then their experiences that they encounter will then come out through their work for the community to see. The students will get a brilliant opportunity to use professional equipment along with the ins and outs of how to maneuver around in the digital media world.
It is a perfect opportunity for our Savannah and our Youth. I encourage all the young people in our Savannah to take this opportunity and run with it!
When: July 8-12, 2013, or July 15-19, 2013, 9:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.
Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410
Cost: $250 (for registration before June 1) $275 (for registration after June 1)
Scholarships: Available first come, first serve.
Make sure to get more information for the Nobis Project here, nobisproject.org/Youth
Written by: Amber Dyson