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PSTV values itself with having community partnerships to provide opportunities to students throughout Philadelphia

Current Partnerships Include:

The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) – The Communications Cluster is comprised of programs that focus on careers in the Communications industry. These programs prepare students to pursue full-time employment in the industry or post-secondary education after graduation. Currently 11 schools are participating in CTE. Sponsored by CTE – To learn more about CTE programs in school click here.

The Office of The Arts & Academic Enrichment – provides leadership, supervision, and support for Art, Music, Theater, Dance, and Media Instruction programs in the School District of Philadelphia. The objectives are to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise standards-based curriculum, professional staff development programs, and the design of new programs in the fine and performing arts for students in grades K-12, in accordance with SDP Action Plan 3.0, Anchor Goals 1-4

WHYY Media Labs – A grant funded program managed by WHYY staff in our high schools & middle schools. Flash labs are done during school hours but expand to after school depending on the school. Currently serving 5 schools with 11 scheduled to be on board by end of 2016. Sponsored by the PSD CIO and their staff.

Penn GSE Program – This is a Penn graduate course that takes 9 grad students and places them into 3 Philadelphia high schools for the year. They work with students to produce media around the school. There is a research (study) component around this initiative by both SDP and Penn. – Sponsored by the CIO and the Districts Deputy of Research is directly involved with this and other Penn GSE initiatives.

Youth News Team – Through a unique partnership with the School District’s PSTV (the Education Channel for the School District of Philadelphia), WHYY, KYW Newsradio, the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement, as well as funders: The Philadelphia Foundation and the Knight Foundation, the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the DNC is excited to offer the Youth News Team, a special student journalism skills-building program open to Philadelphia students interested in journalism.

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TechGirlz – A nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations, by focusing on girls at the crucial middle school age. We offer free workshops to get girls interested in different kinds of technology, show them varied career options, and connect them with professionals in technology fields. –

DASH – Destined to Achieve Successful Heights (DASH) provides opportunities for students to learn about various aspects of the entertainment industry while also learning how to become innovative thinkers and leaders. The program includes a learning module that combines academics and real world experiences concentrating on music production, composition, and the business aspects of the music industry.

Last modified: September 13, 2017