Conversations From the Open Road - Page 17

Partnership with Champlain Valley Union High School, Nexus Program

In 2017, we have coordinated a program for a Nexus student, Keenan Reinsborough. His short documentary, created on our Mississippi trip during April break will be his capstone project for his junior year.

For the 2017/2018 school year, another student will be receiving credit for her documentary short created on our Santa Fe trip.

We will continue to gain visibility so that students may take advantage of this program as a way to earn credit.

Continued Partnership with Green Mountain Film Festival

GMFF has showcased our shorts for the last 4 years on the 2nd Saturday of their festival in March. They continue to celebrate our students' work in their PR publications.

Continued Partnership with Vermont Commons High School

Working with an ally teacher and receptive administration, we are building off of last September's week-long program to strengthen the model and cultivate deeper curricular tie-ins.

More developed partnership with Focus on Film and

Green Mountain Film Festival

The GMFF and Focus on Film staff and I collaborated on an afternoon workshop intended to grow their young audience of media producers and consumers.

We are currently a partnering organization on Focus On Film's grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts, which will help to bring media awareness and production to Montpelier schools.

Continued and Developed Partnership with

Scout Film Festival

We are continuing to plan with Scout how best to showcase the films and promote our program. This year, as well as showing the collection, the students from the Oklahoma crew are announcing the Best Documentary Award at their Red Carpet Awards Ceremony.