With summer comes the graduations of dozens of Washington teens from our yearlong Comcast Digital Connectors programs at various locations. This post is about the graduation held by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County at their Lacey branch.
Above, you’ll see a video by one of the students. The Thurston County clubs have always distinguished themselves because every student produces a video for the graduation. Julianna, who produced the above video, told me that the Boston bombings touched her heart. The bombings made her want to do and say something. Julianna found expression in the language of video, which is part of what Digital Connectors is all about.
You can learn more about what Comcast Digital Connectors meant to the participants by this excellent report in ThurstonTalks. ThurstonTalks actually did two other reports that are worth catching up on if you have time: one about the start of Digital Connectors in Lacey, and the other about the surprisingly popular financial literacy component.
The video below is my quickie iPhone film with highlights of the graduation. For much of the video you’ll hear from Mason Bassett, ace Digital Connectors instructor, on what exactly Digital Connectors entails. Consider this video a ‘slice of life’ of a graduation. We begin by asking Julianna, what was her favorite part of this year’s Digital Connectors program …