Reel Works In Schools

Reel Works In Schools brings our award-winning filmmaking programs into the classrooms of NYC public schools.

We  partner with schools and educators to provide high quality digital learning programs in nine public middle and high schools across NYC.   We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the needs and structure of our school partners, while maintaining our high quality arts instruction and unique curriculum – which aligns with CCLS, NYS, and Blueprint standards, and has a proven track record for preparing students for college and the 21st Century workplace.  In a recent survey , participants at the Academy for Young Writers in East New York reported growth in areas such as identity reflection, goal-setting, problem-solving, time management, cognitive and interpersonal skills.

“Working with Reel Works has truly transformed my U.S. History classroom in the most positive ways,” says Molly Foresta, 11th Grade Social Studies teacher at Brooklyn Secondary School of Collaborative Studies.  “It has truly differentiated the learning experience for so many of my students. It has allowed our kids to communicate complex ideas through a variety of different modalities. Learning to become filmmakers is preparing them as 21st century learners for the increasingly technological world.”

Reel Works in School Partners


Berkeley Carroll School

Broadway Stages

Brooklyn International High School

Brooklyn Secondary School for Collaborative Studies

Brownsville Academy High School

Entrada Middle School

Gotham Performing Arts School

Intrepid Museum

Future Leaders Institute

Lehman High School

Manhattan International High School

Mott Hall Bridges Academy

North New Jersey Links

P.S. 323

Institute of Play

MS 839

Youth Justice Board – CCI

Coalition High School

West Prep Academy Middle School SONYC


Reel Works In Schools helps schools create successful, self-sustaining youth media programs.

Become a Reel Works School Partner.

Email Alissa Cherry, Director of Education at or call (718) 768-9000, to learn more.

Featured Video

Last Stop
Last Stop by Tieria Jolly

Last Stop

A girl moves back and forth between parents and cities for three years which causes tension in relationships with family members and with herself. She eventually learns how to gain back those relationships through time and communication. 

Fall 2015 Lab Documentaries
Family, Divorce & Loss


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