New Horizons for Youth in Hamilton County
A summer moviemaking program for middle school students in New York’s least densely populated county
Beloved for its wide natural horizons, Hamilton County, New York, offers respite from congestion and other features often linked to development. But a 2018 Cornell Daily Sun story suggests that another horizon — youth perspectives on what opportunities are available to them — may be less open and broad, hindering long-term community development.
With curricular input and recruitment help from school personnel and other community members, this team is running a two-week summer program that uses moviemaking to promote college and career awareness and readiness among middle school students. The curriculum highlights the assets of the students’ communities while also showing how looking outward can help people develop themselves and their hometowns.
Topics: Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Education
Bryan Duff, Department of Global Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.