RedWolves Earn #GenGeo Certificates
Four Carter students earned a certificate after completing the #GenGeo Storytelling for Impact: Photography course over the summer break.
The online course through National Geographic introduces students to the power of storytelling through photography. This course is a primer and introduction to Photo Journalism.
Samantha Cabrera, Mariana Castillo, Lizzet Lugo, and Jesus Menchaca have earned the opportunity to create content for the student’s school publications in various mediums. These students work as an extension of the Red Gold News. They share their skills by producing YouTube video episodes that bring attention to mental wellbeing and other teens’ topics of interest.
“Photographs have power. A photographic story can change the way viewers think, feel, and act,” says National Geographic’s program website. “They can bring viewers to new places, introduce them to new people, and create empathy for the planet and those who live on it,”
The online program is free for students and can be found via the program website. There are multiple programs and courses students can engage in and build up their creative skills with.
“I think that it is important that our students have as many opportunities as possible. It is about giving them access to knowledge and tools. Let them explore and watch them create,” said Ivan Silva, dual enrollment and journalism teacher.
Through the school publications, Carters provides students with a platform and an outlet to amplify their voice. Through the Red Gold News, the school currently runs a school news website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Podcast, and YouTube channel.