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2016 Journalism and STEM Camp
Our Journalism and STEM was hosted in partnership with the Denver Urban Spectrum and CompuGirls. Campers spend 75 hours learning how to be young journalists, photographers, web designers, movie makers, and social justice leaders. We have 15 graduates, 4 leaders, 3 peer mentors, a sisterhood, lots of new friends, and a village of support!
Our 15 Extraordinary Girls
Check out our final projects here.
Our Amazing Camp Staff
My name is Ginnie Logan. I am a PhD student at University of Colorado-Boulder. In my free time I love to travel, read books, and play with my dog. I founded Big Hair, Bigger Dreams because I wanted to help girls like me to accomplish their dreams. After I earn my PhD, I want to continue leading BHBD and also be a college professor! I love to eat but can't cook. My favorite food is Thai food.
My name is Bria May and I'm currently a senior at University of Colorado-Boulder. I am an English Major while working towards a Leadership Certificate in the CU Boulder Ethnic Living and Learning Residential Academic Leadership Program. Because of this work I am very passionate about working with young women. In my free time I love to read, write, watch my favorite shows, and spend time with my family and friends. I am also a future Lawyer, Poet Laureate, and National Best Selling Author.
My name is Sandina Tanguma and I am a Latina Woman who is 29 years old. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I was raised by a single mother along with my grandfather. When I was little I wanted to be a dancer. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver, with a degree in theatre, film, and TV. In the future I want to have my own film/theatre production company and get my master's degree in Education or Forensic Media.
My name is Mattie Walker and I am a multi-racial Black Woman who is 25 years old. I grew up in Denver, Colorado in a large low-income family made up of 11+ people. When I was was little I wanted to be a writer. Now I have graduated from Colorado State University with a Degree in Sociology. And I have traveled throughout China and South-East Asia. Currently, I am working on my own Online English Tutoring business. In the future I want to start my own non-profit and travel more.
My name is Amy Davis, I am 15 years old and I currently go to Lakewood High School. I have always wanted to become a doctor and to get noticed big in life, whether that’s becoming rich and successful or to be noticed for helping out others. I was born and raised in Colorado and I haven't left the state since 2008. My heart has grown a passion for acting since I started High School and took an opening acting class. Throughout the years and through programs like BHBD, I have grown stronger.
My name is Maya Broomfield and I am a black woman who is 15 years old. I was born in Denver, Colorado but I spend most of my time in San Antonio, Texas. Luckily, I was raised by both of my parents. When I was little I wanted to be Beyonce and become a famous singer. Now I go to Lakewood High School and will be a 10th grader in the fall. I hope to one day become a journalist who gets to travel all over the world. I guess you could say I went from wanting to be Beyonce to wanting to be Oprah.
My name is Aaliyah Gilmore and I am a 14 year old African-American young woman. At 7 years old, I wanted to go into the military like my father did. As I got older, I decided that I want to become either a doctor or a mechanical engineer. I now also realize that I can become a mechanical engineer or a doctor in the military. I go to DSST STP, and I am a sophomore with a 3.0 GPA. In the future, I wish to become a soldier in the military that is well known for the experiences that I’ll have.
Rosalind "Bee" Harris is the owner, publisher, and art director of the Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper. Since 1987, she and her contributors have been "spreading the news about people of color." In 2000, Bee founded the Urban Spectrum Youth Foundation, a mentoring program, that trained youth from ages 13 to 17 in the field of journalism. During a 7-week summer program, participants learned a multitude of skills surrounding journalism, photography, sales and marketing, and business management.
Tanya Ishikawa was editor for the Denver Urban Spectrum for 3 years and has been a contributing editor for 5 years. She has worked for a variety of publications from weekly newspapers to magazines specializing in architecture, outdoor sports, culture and community news. Her articles and photos have earned dozens of awards from the Colorado Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and Colorado Association of Black Journalists. She continues to freelance for publishers in Denver.
Melovy Melvin is a contributing writer and production assistant for the Denver Urban Spectrum. She currently attends Metropolitan State University majoring in convergent journalism and minoring in business. She has worked on various projects and has skills familiar such as managing education groups at schools and events, marketing and advertising, and volunteer work from previous years. Melvin is also the 1st place winner of the Proud to be an American Essay in Greeley, Colorado.
We would also like to thank our sponsors for making this camp possible!
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