Hands on Scholastic Journalism for youth!

A Backpack Journalist

2016 Afterschool Programming

 Learn about the lowcountry!  Become a photojournalist – taking photos and exploring certain locations. Reporting and having fun at the same time.  It’s photography and storytelling and filmmaking, with each week a new topic to cover.

Combining Science, technology, Engineering, Arts and Math!
Following our [email protected] Film Makers experience, we continue in the afternoons.
MONDAY:  St. Julian Devine Community Center (E Bay and Cooper)  – 3 PM to 530 PM
WEDNESDAY:  Arthur W. Christopher Center (Fishburne St across from Burke/Simmons Pinckney) – 3 PM to 530 PM
FRIDAY:  Bees Landing Community Center (off Bees Ferry Road/Ashley Gardens) – 3 PM to 530 PM
THURSDAY:  Mt. Pleasant Location TBA
For cost per location, please call 843 284 8026 or email [email protected]
Special KICK OFF EVENT:  Tuesday, September 13 – St. Julian Devine Community Center
 Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – ST. Julian Devine Center
E Bay and Cooper Street.  (next to the Cigar Factory) – 2nd floor
(parking besides center, or in gravel lot to the side.)
Refreshments and registration 315 to 345
Guest speakers begin at 345
Guest speakers:  David DiBenedetto, Editor in Chief of Garden and Gun Magazine along with a lead researcher, CJ Lotz
This is the best of the best!  A Charleston based magazine publisher of gardening and hunting, that is read around the world.  Garden and Gun appears on news stands in airports and book stores.  It has a digital magazine on line also that mirrors the printed copy.
Come hear from a former editor of Field & Stream, now with Garden and Gun, and learn how they research, decide what to include in each issue, then write and publish from right here in Charleston, SC.  Plus, we have learned that ever since the 4th grade, he knew what he wanted to do – ie write!
Following this special kick off event, many of our backpack journalists that wish to learn more about writing and reporting and magazine publishing will be given the opportunity to continue along!
Ft. Meade What's your Story workshop portrait examples

Examples of portrait after school sessions!

Our next local experience focuses on CARS and PORTS.  We will be gathering at St. Julian Devine for two sessions, and then we will touring the Mercedes dealership and also the Sprinter assembly plants in Ladson later in December and early January.  We continue also with the support of Hendrick Automotive and their team members.
Wednesday  November 16  St Julian Devine – on E Bay – from 3 pm to 5 PM.  Realizing that all school get out at different times, we will be starting at about 330.
Nov 16 – we will outline the great experiences ahead – as this includes the Mercedes Sprinter Plant, the Dealership and also other Hendrick Automotive support.
We will be touring and learning all about the SC Ports – in a field trip experience.
All sessions held at St. Julian Devine – Wednesdays of each week, beginning on Nov 16 and NOT meeting the week of Thanksgiving.
December 7 -is the second gathering at St. Julian Devine.
Ultimate goal is to assemble stories and short films about the SC Port and the growth that we can expect ahead with VOLVO and other industries.
The SC Port Authority has opened their doors/support for this and we will be interviewing and meeting their key decision makers/staff and touring certain areas.
So do you know about “roro?”  Roll on, roll off.  That’s just one term we learnedfrom last year!
And, this is a project that combines STEAM/STEM! 
In closing, we hope also to prepare this project for viewing and sharing at the Lowcountry Stem Festival in 2017~


Come learn also about our upcoming monthly topics and other adventures to come!  And, it’s all about our lowcountry!


Hands on Scholastic Journalism for youth!
2016 Afterschool Programming