This section provides program examples of OST literacy activities focused on reading, writing, and other types of literacies during out-of-school time.
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Focusing on visual storytelling, technical proficiency and creative expression, Youth FX students learn the various aspects of digital film production such as cinematography, editing, sound, and lighting. Youth FX primarily works with young people who reside in neighborhoods of Albany, NY, that have been historically under served and in need of meaningful opportunities for training and engagement in new digital media technology. Participants engage in their communities by creating documentary and short fiction films that reflect their understanding and vision of the world around them.
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Fotofest Afterschool program engages youth in photography as well as develops their literacy skills.
Kidzlit is an afterschool literacy curriculum. This video demonstrates the range of reading approaches that participants in the program use, such as partner reading.
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This case study examines the evolution of the Arts and Literacy program at the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services.