Kids Access Media Program
The genesis of the HYPE program began in the summer of 2009 with a two-week intensive program called KAMP directed by Dr. Lora Taub-Pervizpour and Dr. Kate Ranieri of Muhlenberg’s Media and Communication department and in collaboration with CUNA (Congregations United for Neighborhood Action).
With a gift from the Fowler Family Charitable Gift Program, the young filmmakers achieved their vision to create digital stories to provide a vehicle for them to raise their voices about issues in their communities.
HYPE at LVHN
Established with a grant from Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, Muhlenberg faculty and students facilitated a 3-day digital storytelling workshop with the Community Health Department of the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).
Docworks at The Caring Place
Through a Private Industry Council grant, HYPE members helped create the Docworks after-school program at Caring Place where middle teens research and produce short documentaries about working in communication and health industries.
HYPE Expansion and Relocation
In the Summer of 2007, eleven Lehigh Valley fourteen teens participated in a newly expanded summer HYPE program at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.