Students from Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology celebrate with Jazz the Dream Dog at the June 21 premiere of their original “Lead – Don’t Follow” music video. The video was written and produced by the students as part of the Kids Empowering Kids program.
“This year students at Cora Kelly created ‘Lead — Don't Follow!’ to encourage other students to be themselves and not follow others.” — Kids Empowering Kids coordinator Lorraine Friedman
Students at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology premiered the original “Lead – Don’t Follow” music video June 21 as part of the Kids Empowering Kids program of the Dream Dog Foundation.
School Principal Seazante Williams Oliver was joined by Mayor Allison Silberberg in celebrating the debut of the video, which was written and produced by the students. Along with Oliver and Silberberg, the students also starred in the video, which focused on leadership.
“This year students at Cora Kelly created ‘Lead — Don't Follow!’ to encourage other students to be themselves and not follow others,” said Dream Dog executive director and program coordinator Lorraine Friedman. “This three-week experiential learning program encourages students to take the lead in their education, creating the entire video you see. Through daily creative writing sessions, the students also gained valuable public speaking skills as they got to present their writing to the group each day.”
The original music video can be viewed on the Dream Dog Foundation’s Facebook page. It can also be seen on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ZXsSkFwY-Cw.