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Central to the Alternative Schools Network’s (ASN) goal of encouraging at-risk youth to stay in school and graduate is the organization’s role in preventing youth violence. In 2007, ASN began an ongoing partnership with Community TV Network (CTVN), a national leader on engaging youth for more than 38 years, to introduce the Chicago Youth Community Film Project: “Reel Look” which culminates each year with a screening of the students’ creative use of video storytelling to bring societal issues youth face every day to the forefront of discussions. The Film Project crosses over instructional learning and afterschool programming to engage teens around an area of high interest to their generation, and ultimately, serves as an effective vehicle to keep them off the streets.

Since its inception, the Film Project has grown to include more than 700 students, representing 11 ASN member alternative high schools and producing a significant body of work – a total of 159 films which have garnered notable awards.

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