GRLIC, the Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation, a not-for-profit foundation that operates in the public interest to encourage a prosperous, sustainable future through education and experience in engineering, science, technology and innovation has been awarded a $5000 O’Connor Grant to bring hands-on video production to the students of the Greater Roxbury area.
The grant will cover the costs of purchasing editing software and a small HD video camera that will be accessible to the students involved in GRLIC programs. The grant also covers the costs of a Mentorship program, to be conducted by Jessica Vecchione of Vecc Videography, Hamden NY.
The Mentorship program will allow a small group of students to plan, shoot, and edit a five to seven minute video project. The subject of the video will pertain to news media in Delaware County.
The video created in this mentorship program will be distributed on social media and through the news outlets featured in the video. The community will be able to access and view the end result and see the students’ work. Video links will be forwarded to local government officials and other community members for viewing.
Video production is a growing field where young people will need good preparation to compete effectively for college and later for media careers. This O’Connor Grant will help Roxbury students get the experience they need.
This grant is a matching funds grant and additional donations to continue this program are greatly appreciated. Please send additional donations to GRLIC, PO Box 263, Roxbury, NY 12474.