Two-dozen students from Milton High School (Milton, Mass.) spent two days on the campus of Curry College in early April 2017 for a weekend workshop on media literacy, social pressure and substance abuse prevention. Eight Curry students who served as peer-educators led the training program, and four teams of Milton High students ultimately created their very own videos about the dangers of substance abuse.
A major component of media literacy is developing the skills to create and distribute one’s own media, to counter prevailing messages and advocate for change. The students from Milton High, supported and encouraged by their Curry peer-educators, sought to address substance abuse, distracted driving and negative social pressure. These are their creations: