Detroit students use media to transform their reality

Jan 22, 2014

Boggs School student Ajani DeFreece photographs Jacob Wheeler for a Detroit Future Schools class project.
Credit Zak Rosen / Michigan Radio

A program in Detroit is pairing digital media artists with classroom teachers in a handful of city schools.  It’s called Detroit Future Schools. This year they’re teaming up with The James and Grace Lee Boggs School...a K-4 charter on the city’s east side. Reporter Zak Rosen is spending the entire year at the school. He brings us this report on how the program uses media, technology and art to help students understand and shape their worlds.

A music video made with the Tiger Lilies classroom at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School, as part of their Detroit Future Schools media making project.