Media Magic – Spring 2017

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Media Magic, Spring 2017

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Media Magic is Spark’s after-school, workforce-development program. Youth ages 13-19 earn incentives after learning how to create media in various forms. Media Magic offers a life-changing opportunity to develop new skills, improve media literacy, and earn rewards, while gaining valuable job-related skills, such as teamwork, leadership, communication, independent thinking, and creativity.

Spring 2017 Program Details:
When: Jan. 31-March 23 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays |3:30-5:30 pm
Where: Spark Media Project (42 Catharine St., Poughkeepsie – Second Floor)
Applications Due by January 20 – Free to apply!

Do you know the difference between what’s real and fake when it comes to online news? In this 8-week, after-school workshop, teens learn filmmaking basics, then create a short film about how to recognize the difference between real and fake news. Acting as mobile reporters, youth will film daily short videos recapping the day’s events and share them to various social media platforms, creating a better informed society.

PLUS: Participants earn $100 upon program completion!

Sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Library System and the Poughkeepsie Journal Media Group.

Apply Today!

Return via MAIL, DROP-OFF or EMAIL ( by January 20, 2017.

Media Magic is made possible through funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, along with funds from the Dyson Foundation, and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services through the Dutchess County Division of Youth Services.