PRODUCING A REALITY SHOW FEATURING BRILLIANT BLACK TEENS

with founder of The Urban STEMulus Project, Ateya Ball-Lacy

Episode 003

Meet assistant principal Ateya Ball-Lacy, creator and executive producer of the HoodSmart Urban STEMulus Project reality show. The project shines a light on talented African American students that are excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Using a reality TV format, the show aims to celebrate brilliant Black students, providing a factual basis for positive images and narratives about Black youth. In this episode, Sistah Doc Mwangaza Michael-Bandele speaks with Ateya Ball-Lacy as she explains the idea and purpose behind the HoodSmart project. Listen in to learn why using the media may be a smart way to showcase positive Black stories.

Takeaways

  • How to inspire young Black teens to achieve better academically
  • One important purpose of teaching Black history to help children better understand themselves.
  • The power of the media and how it impacts Black self-perception.
  • The importance of teaching young people to respect elders of the community.
ReferencesHoodSmart Urban STEMulus Project Website: http://hoodsmarttv.com/HoodSmart Urban STEMulus Project Email: hoodsmarttv@gmail.com
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