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Big Shots and Bad Guys of NYC Sports
Project Description: Sixth and seventh graders from the Mott Hall II after-school program give their take on sports heroes and villains from their home town.

Our Take on the War
Project Description: Young people from the Intel Computer Clubhouse research and share their thoughts on war as a friend and mentor prepares to leave for active duty in the Middle East.

Our Journey as Chinese Americans
Project Description: Through original art work, poetry and prose, students from the Chinese-American Planning Council explore what it means to "Become American."

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.

The Greenwood Cemetery Project
Project Description: Students from the
Project Reach Youth Learning Center at M.S. 88 researched the Green-Wood Cemetery, a Brooklyn, N.Y. landmark located right in their neighborhood. Get the story on the cemetery's fascinating history and architecture and enjoy the activities designed by the students.

Holiday Spirit
Project Description: Students from ASPIRA of New York reflect on different holidays through their words and pictures.

Heroes of the World
Project Description: This month read about heroes who inspired the students at the Boys' Club of New York - Milliken Clubhouse. Discover how each student defines "hero" and learn more about the individuals who inspire them, from politicians to sports stars to musicians to family members.

Harlem: Our Community
Project Description: This month listen to what students from HarlemLive 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 Children Who Care About Muslims
Project Description: By crafting "The Children Who Care About Muslims", members of the Harriman Clubhouse of the Boys' Club of New York offer their perspectives of Islamic culture including their thoughts about our Muslim friends and factual information about the religion.

The World Trade Center Bombing: An American Holocaust
Project Description: Members of the Harriman Clubhouse of the Boys' Club of New York share their feelings about the events of September 11th and interview fellow New Yorkers to get their reactions to the tragedy.

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."

125-year History of the Harriman Boys' Club!
Project Description: Students from the Harriman Boys' Club turn their investigative skills inward on their own environment. In this multimedia project, the boys explore the role that the Boys' Club has played in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for more than a century through research, photos, and video interviews with Boys' Club alumni.

Gay and Lesbian Rights
Project Description: Students from the After-School Drop-In Center of the Hetrick-Martin Institute banded together to share their thoughts about gay and lesbian life. Check out their Web pages for their insightful personal essays and poetry on the topic!

The History of Chinatown in New York City
Project Description: Students from The Boys' Club explore part of the New York Asian American community in "The History of Chinatown in New York City," with pictorial references, video clips, and interviews.

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.

Teachers and Learning Environments
Project Description: Students from Girls' and Young Women's Initiative try to find out what makes a good teacher and a good learning environment. They write thoughtfully about their learning environments, discuss the importance of education, interview their teachers, analyze teaching styles, and offer suggestions.

Diversity in School
Project Description: Find out what kids have to say about race, gender, and equality in the classroom. High school students from Talent Search produced this piece on diversity in school.

Generation Tobacco
Project Description: Students grades 8-12 from HarlemLive produced this piece on teen smoking.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Project Description: Who is Bessie Coleman? High school students from HarlemLive have submitted profiles of this and other accomplished women. Also, find out what students think about women in the military, abortion, and pop media.

Digital Divide
Project Description: This Students' Take focuses on the inequity of access to technology in schools, cities, and suburbs. Check out a video clip that students from HarlemLive produced and read some of their comments.

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