On Thursday February 20, ten students from Roberto Clemente’s Broadcast Technology program were invited to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveil the new “You Media Lab” at Humboldt Park’s Chicago Public Library. Our students – along with Principal Marcey Sorensen, A.P. Jamie Crosen, Producer Mildred Amador, and CTE Program Coordinator Rashaan Meador – took a tour of the new facility aimed at engaging teens in media and technology. They were introduced to the concepts of 3D printing and media creation through video and other formats. Our students took part in an interactive demonstration of the newly installed 3D printer.
Sophomore student Michael Glenn secured an exclusive interview with Mayor Emanuel about youth media and the recent expansion of these programs in Chicago’s Public Libraries.
This visit was a part of an ongoing relationship between CTE and Chicago Public Libraries in efforts to engage more teens in media and technology in and out of the classroom. The event proved to be both exciting and educational for our students.