As part of Power to Learn’s “Student Lens” program, the East Side High School student body and community members viewed a special screening of a video produced by students that chronicles a day in the life of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. The “Student Lens” is a short-form, student-produced video project that chronicles the daily activities of an elected official who serves the school and community in which the student crew lives. The video is filmed and edited in its entirety by students, with technical guidance supplied by Cablevision’s Local Programming Department. Senator Booker attended the event and spoke about his experiences working with the video students at the school. After the screening, he participated in a Q&A with the students in attendance.
“I’d like to congratulate each of the students involved with the production of this video which creates a window to see public service in action,” said Senator Booker. “Through the Power to Learn ‘Student Lens’ program, young people learn what it takes to produce a video like this and also get an inside look at the workings of government and the multiple responsibilities of elected officials. I commend Cablevision for providing the students at East Side High School with this opportunity.”