Sixth through eighth grade students at Propel Schools explore job and career opportunities that interest them. Through career research and interviews with people in the…
Throughout the 2015/2016 school year, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Homestead, met with middle school students to discuss topics that were important to them.
In Spring of 2015, SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Homestead, convened a group of middle school students during their afterschool program. While learning about digital audio recording, the students also spent time discussing attributes of role models and important issues within their community. They then conducted interviews at the Rainbow Kitchen. With support as needed, students then arranged and edited these interviews.
As part of a 6-week Creative Arts program which focused on storytelling, audio technology and the power of the human voice, Propel Homestead first graders created these 40 original stories and adaptations. Each student also created an illustrated book to share their story in written form with family and friends.
Propel Homestead third graders identified social issues that concerned them. They then researched, wrote and recorded these public service announcements to promote organizations working to address these issues. This project was designed to expose students to people making a difference, career opportunities focused on helping people, and the power of clear writing and speaking as a means of conveying information to others.