The W.H.Y. Project's Multimedia > Tampa Bay, FL
All video, audio and still photographs were created by students age 10-15, using the ipod touch.
Diving toward a dream
DeVon Ware, Kasamba Koykai and Jumanne Koykai of team Shark Bite, meet up with Jim Igler of the Florida Aquarium to tell the story of the man inside the tank. From marine enthusiast to full time staff at the Florida Aquarium, Jim has dedicated his life to educating others on the importance of Marine Science.
Vinson Melvin, Anthony Stokes and Elijah Robinson take to the streets of South St. Petersburg to find out the story behind the Barber Boyz of Esquire Barber shop. Each summer, middle school students are mentored by the barbers and are encouraged to stay in school and become better men.
The Tremendous Trio: Tucker DeGregory, Imani Lassiter, and Asianna Williams, took to the streets of St. Petersburg Florida and New York City to tell the story of a 14 year old boys dream to be on Broadway. Tucker has been training all his life for his big break, and when he found out about an open casting call for “The Newsies” he saw it as his chance.
Team Heat: Latavia Nelson, Ken’Shara Kalhoun and Dakotah Hass take to the streets of south St. Pete to tell the story of Andre Hudson, a personal trainer who has dedicated his life to making the life of his athletes better.
De’Qonton Davis and Antwoine Reid of Team Buttabean decided to tell the story of home invasions in South St. Pete. The students got the idea since both of them have had their home broken into, and they see it as a major issue in their neighborhood. From victims to police, the students tell the full story surrounding the issue.
All students competed in a MULTIMEDIA SHOOTOUT at Mud Wars during the last day of our production week at camp. Students worked in their teams to gather the best still photos and audio clips they could. The question they were challenged to explore: Where does the mud come from?
The students would like to send a special shout out to our photojournalism mentors that gave of their time and talent to make this project possible. High Fives all around: @LuanneDietz, @MelissaLyttle, @CarolinaHidalgo, @WilVrag, @JVrag, @BenCorda, @MallaryTenore, @EveEdelheit, Kathleen Flynn aka @KathPhoto, @LaneDeGregory, and @TrentinShreeve. Oh yeah, we can’t forget about our surprise visitors @LexeySwall and @GregKahn!
Thanks to the sponsorship from our local PBS affiliate WEDU, the students were not only able to use brand new iPod touches, but at the end of camp they got to KEEP THEM! There is no way this camp would have been as effective without the support of our wonderful sponsors! Here’s lookin at you….