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Profile of HOME, Inc., a youth media literacy non-profit based in Boston, MA.

Profile of HOME, Inc., a youth media literacy non-profit based in Boston, MA.

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  • 1. HOME, Inc. ("Here-in Our Motives Evolve") is a 30 year-old non-profit organization that was founded to develop the talents of inner city teenagers, youth organizations and schools in media and communication.
  • 2.
    • HOME, Inc.’s Media Lab partnerships have reached over 1,900 middle and high school students in 11 Boston and Somerville schools. This past year we worked with the following Boston schools and one public internet center:
    • English High
    • Young Achievers
    • Madison Park Community
    • Center
    Participating Schools: Boston (2010 – 2011)
  • 3. Our Programs Goals & Objectives: 1. Use media analysis to improve young people’s decision making skills and personal development. 2. Encourage youth to discover their creativity. 3. Help young people create powerful messages through media-based projects. 4. Develop teaching methods that promote teamwork and fun. 5. Improve student’s educational experience by enabling them to understands media messages and their influence on youth and the community.
  • 4. We’ve created an on-line learning environment that provides a distinctly different learning experience from the traditional drill and grill of typical technology programs. In our program each lab has it’s own closed depository for projects that are created in a collaborative on line workspace where students research, create scripts, storyboards, lesson plans, and media.
  • 5.
    • Opportunities at Home, Inc.
        • Media Lab Coordinator
        • Media Lab Intern
        • Media Mentor
  • 6. Media Lab Coordinators work with HOME, Inc. staff and the administrators at their assigned school and after school programs to teach students’ 21 st century media literacy skills and to produce media content that is based on their own personal experiences. Media Lab Coordinator
  • 7.
    • Teaching students a range of media skills from:
    • Deconstructing media content
    • Conducting research on the internet
    • Uses and applications of today’s social media
    • Constructing simple web sites
    • Acquire skills in a variety of computer graphic programs like Photoshop
    • Digital storytelling
    • Portable video production and editing.
    Media Lab Coordinators responsibilities include:
  • 8. Teen TV During the summer, Media Lab Coordinators work with our Teen TV Program. Teen TV provides a summer work experience for Boston area teens. Summer interns receive training and experience in television production, digital field production and multimedia. They research, write, direct and produce 30-minute magazine style format news shows that are shown on a variety of community access stations across the country.
  • 9. Media Lab Intern The Media Lab Intern will be assigned to a middle school or high school and will work in the classrooms during school or in the after school program with our lab instructors for ten hour or more hours per week for a minimum of one semester. Besides being a general aid to to the lab instructors, interns will work with students in groups and one-on-one and help them envision and create their various projects during the course of the semester.
  • 10. Media Mentors Program The aim of our program is to connect high school students enrolled in one our media studies classes with a working professional or college student. Besides providing emotional support and friendship, mentors can also help students clarify life goals particularly as it relates to post secondary education and career paths in media.
  • 11. What is a Mentor? Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee.
  • 12.
    • Mentor Commitments:
    • Takes place at either HOME, Inc.’s office, mentor’s work site, or possibly college campus.
    • Mentors are expected to meet with our students one-on-one once a week for an hour or more.
    • Both mentor and mentee are asked to make a one-year commitment (except when school is not in session).
    • Need to complete an initial mentor orientation and attend occasional group activities.
  • 13. Matching
    • Program Coordinator will match mentor/mentee based on application, interviews, and knowledge of student.
    • The criteria for matching includes the following:
    • Preferences of the mentor and mentee.
    • Similar gender and/or ethnicity.
    • Common interests.
    • Geographic proximity (i.e. – workplace, college)
    • Similar personalities.
    • Career or higher education experience that coincides with mentee’s future goals or interests .
  • 14.
    • How to apply:
    • Complete Application
    • We’ll Check References
    • Interview
    • CORI/SORI Check
    • Contact HOME, Inc. or visit our web site at www.homeinc.org to download an application