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Ferguson incident sparks youth summit documentaries


Living in St. Louis, Mo., during the past year has been very difficult, especially if your school is near Ferguson, Mo., the site of much violence and after the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen in that community.

Student journalists at Ritenour High School, have chronicled how the community has risen up to support local youth.

Jane Bannester, media adviser of KRHS Media, shared this, “Living in St. Louis, MO, Ritenour High School’s media program, KRHS Media, spent the last year documenting the effects of Ferguson on youth, and those effecting youth, in our community. Our work was able to highlight the impact on students, and follow the communities’ action to support the youth. By attending youth summits, our students interviewed and documented multiple voices of those who were engaging the issues of race, with hopes of change for our future.”

These two student-created documentaries at KRHS Media record the student leadership experiences which took place in the St. Louis during the past year.

Student Summit on Race 2015 stories can be accessed at these links:

1. “Gateway2Change Movement: Empowering St. Louis to Challenge Racial Divide”

2. “Gateway2Change Movement: Soldan/Parkway Sister Exchange”



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