MCPL Staff Using Lights, Cameras & Book Action to Help Combat Digital Illiteracy (VIDEO)

PHOTO| Denise Fredericks

Staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) teamed up with Montgomery Community Media early Thursday to learn the art of lights and cameras in an effort to combat digital illiteracy.

In 2016, Montgomery Community Media was awarded a $25,000 grant by the NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC Washington for creating an innovative program that would implement change in local communities.

MCM will use the money to expand its popular backpack journalism program into the local libraries.  Economically disadvantaged students will have an opportunity to use the skills they learned from the backpack journalism program to share personal book reviews on multimedia platforms.

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, MCPL staff explains the importance of this program:

Montgomery Community Media Awarded $25,000 to Assist Youth

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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