Summer of Program Highlight (2015)
STEM Corps Program wrapped up another successful summer camp that ended with students showcasing their personal projects and unveiling the new website, mobile app, and promotional video for nonprofit organization American Now.
Student projects included trailers for movies such as “The Flower Petal”, a murder mystery movie and “The Purge of the Sins”, a horror movie.
The movies were written, directed, and produced by the students. Student also created the costumes and make-up. Scenes for the movies were shot at Computer Mentors’ Martin Luther King location and in Ybor City.
“I believe we did really, really well for a $0 budget,” said student Joseph Gutschmidt, 15.
The students also spent the summer learning skills in videography, mobile app development, and web design to create new digital tools for American Now, a nonprofit organization that promotes civil education.
Thanks to the STEM Corps students, the organization is poised to reach its goal of helping immigrants achieve their dream of citizenship, said American Now director Elena McCollough.
“We are thrilled with the outcome and with their learning the civil (education) process,” she said. “To have a team of youth create our website is priceless.”