Philadelphia Youth Institute Program Pilots IWitness

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 12:00am

In March 2011, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and One Economy Corporation organized a two-day youth institute for high school students at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs, at Project H.O.M.E., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Seventeen students and alumni of Comcast’s and One Economy's Digital Connectors Program piloted the Institute’s new online application, IWitness. The weekend included interactive activities, presentations and discussion about the Holocaust and other genocides, and a meeting with a Holocaust survivor.

During the program, students utilized IWitness to develop video projects that explored their understanding of the Holocaust and its connection to their own lives.