KVC Star Student
Congratulations to Jacob Isaiah Thomas! He is KVC’s Star Student this month. Jacob is smart, creative and ambitious. He was an outstanding student in our online Video Production I Workshop, conducted in partnership with DeKalb County Youth Services Department.
Jacob is 12 years old, in the 7th grade, and attends Lithonia Middle School in DeKalb County. He plays the trumpet and chess. He is talented and full of ideas – he created his own YouTube Channel, called “Follow Your Dreams!” His channel is already earning ad revenue. His hobbies also include drawing and painting. Jacob said he would like to pursue a career as a painter and be an entrepreneur and sell his art work. Check out Jacob’s Autobiography Video that he created in our Video Production Workshop!
Did You Know?
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Negative/violent acts the average U.S. child will witness by age 18
Media literacy is defined as the ability to analyze, understand, evaluate, access and create media. We teach youth media literacy to help them develop critical thinking skills and empower them with the knowledge and tools to make wiser media choices.
We inspire children to learn, think, dream, create and communicate through the study and application of video production disciplines and techniques. One of the core concepts of media literacy is: “All media messages are constructed.” We focus on this concept as we teach the students how to produce a video project.
Our mission is to use video production as a teaching tool to educate and empower today’s youth with media literacy, communication and critical thinking skills that will help them become independent thinkers and creators of tomorrow!
KVC Makes A Difference
Students served since 2006
Video Projects we helped our students produce
Free Video Production Workshop for underserved youth
“(KVC) has been a great asset to me, and I am grateful for its continued support. With Mrs. Johnson’s guidance and video expertise, at age 15, I was inspired to be a forward-thinking teen and set goals which resulted in me graduating as a first-generation college graduate from Georgia State University (GSU) with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Film/Video. KVC not only helped me prepare and plan for a future in media but provided me tools and a creative outlet to look at life positively.”
– Phebe Dowels, Writer & Producer