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The Art of the Poetry Slam
Project Description: Students from Video-Link celebrate the arts by writing and performing original poetry. Check out how these "leading young men and women" from the Bronx have integrated technology into the art of the poetry slam.

Harlem: Our Community
Project Description: Listen to what students from Harlem Live have to say about their community as they share their thoughts on the culture, people, and beauty of Harlem. Watch their student-created videos on their project Web site.

Digital Storytelling
Project Description: Join students from the Digital Clubhouse Network in the process of self exploration. See how these students used the art of filmmaking in creating their own digital movies and read about their experiences.

Latino Culture
Project Description: In this special edition of Students' Take, five afterschool groups and classes produced projects on the theme of Latino Culture. These students -- including students of Latino heritage and other diverse backgrounds -- created original artwork and text to express what Latino culture means to them.

Oldest Synagogue & Famous Jews in America
Project Description: Explore a little bit of Jewish culture with the Harriman Boy's Club, as they examine America's oldest synagogue, and one of this country's most prominent Jews -- Steven Spielberg.

The Black Experience
Project Description: This student-generated project explores how history, heritage, and society have shaped the identities of African and Afro-Caribbean students. Created at The Norwalk Housing Authority's Computer Learning Centers, this Web site features poetry, interviews, and essays, all celebrating the pride of being black in America today.

Who Am I?
Project Description: This Students' Take features a Web site entitled "Who Am I?" created by students from the Video-Link Summer Media Program of 2001. The page features a list of adjectives the students feel best describe who they are and letters by the students describing "what we really are all about: our likes, our dislikes, our hopes and our thoughts."

Women's History Month
Project Description: The Grand Street Settlement's Girl's and Young Women's Initiative (GYWI) has produced a special Web piece in celebration of Women's History Month. Find out why Eleanor Roosevelt, Toni Morrison, and Rosa Parks are some of these girls' favorite women.

Speaking Out About Culture
Project Description: Students from the Video-Link after school program in MS 321 in Community School District 10 in the Bronx, New York, speak about culture in their community.

"Heart in The Middle of The World"
Project Description: An installation created by students at the United Nations International School dedicated to children surviving war and ethnic conflict.

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