This spring, Wide Angle’s Design Team collaborated with the LGBTQ+ group GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") and the Baltimore City LGBTQ Commission on a project about how transgender and gender nonconforming students are treated in schools based on their identity. Every day, these students are ostracized for who they are, and not just by their peers, but by their teachers and administrators as well.Read More
The timeline displays our history and the effects of school segregation on black youth in America. It all started from an idea that my team had and brought to life. I hope that the reader can view this timeline and take a lot from it because it is important to know your history and learn from it in order to be aware of the present and improve it.Read More
If there is anything taken away from this project, I want it to be that it isn’t just about AC, or heat, or books. It’s about the quality of the education that’s being given to the people that will determine the future of our world. Our kids can’t wait, because change rests on them; and without change, this world wouldn’t be where it is today.Read More
Going through middle school I hardly knew what a composite score was, nor that something like this even existed until it was too late. Being involved in this project gave me the opportunity to make sure that all students from Baltimore City Public schools are informed on what a composite score is, the importance of it, and how it can affect their high school choice. Being given the opportunity to be involved in the composite score project that me and my fellow peers worked on has been a memorable moment in my life here at WAYM.Read More
Wide Angle Designers decided to come together and create a black history month project. We all chose 12 African Americans that influence us here in Baltimore. The calendar starts from February 2019-January 2020. This calendar also gives you a small explanation on who the people are.
Seeing our youth producers become better artists and speakers -- in real time -- is one of the many pleasures of instructing. It is times like these that remind me of the importance of instructors’ long-term commitment and the Wide Angle pathway aimed at keeping students involved. Victories like these instill confidence in our young people and motivate them to continue in their creative paths.Read More
On our way back from the visit, we all talked about being inspired to do more projects for fun, gain experience, and build up our knowledge for our careers/passions. Although we work with professionals at Wide Angle and learn something everyday, I’m glad we were able to visit VPC and talk with the professionals there.Read More
Being apart of video team has helped me feel more prepared for a job and a career because I have now experienced what it feels like when someone gives direction, working with other people and having responsibilities. I’ll be going into Game Design as a career, but I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work and be a part of the film production team because it has given me skills that can help me in my career.
The first week of MediaWorks at Wide Angle was an exciting one as we were introduced to the world of working with clients. After a quick orientation, we were assigned to different cohorts based on a form of media we’d work with for the next five weeks: graphic design, photography, and video. Once we got to know each other with a really fun team icebreaker, we were pretty excited to start.Read More
Going to Detroit was different than any other trip I have taken because it made me think about how small my perspective on the world might actually be, and that no matter how familiar a place may seem, it can still be strikingly different. As much as I try to learn about the world there will be some things I will just have to experience for myself.Read More
On May 1, Wide Angle Students traveled to Washington, DC to the new National African American Museum of History and Culture (NAAMHC) to see Anna Deaveare Smith’s one-woman film, Notes from the Field.Read More
The Design Team created an informational poster about restorative practices. Restorative practices are when a group of people talk about the past, future, and share their feelings. It can be used in schools to build relationships and resolve conflicts.Read More
These anecdotes offer varied perspectives from Wide Angle Youth Media staff, students, and board as they reflect on the March 24th, 2018 March for Our Lives against gun violence.Read More