New York, NY
The Bronx Academy of Letters is a public school located in the south Bronx. Opened in 2003, the school is dedicated to educating and empowering their 6th through 12th-grade students, many of whom face enormous struggles as part of the poorest congressional district in the country. The Bronx Letters Foundation raises public funds every year to provide the opportunities for these students that many others take for granted -- high school sports, AP curriculum, field trips, guidance toward college and much more.
This video was a collaboration between the myself, Reiley Wooten and the students of the Bronx Academy of Letters. This video represents our second commission by the school and for the project, a group of students contributed to a collaborative poem about their lives at the school and living in the South Bronx they titles, "Not Even the Sky Can Reach Us," which begins at: 3:18.
For more information about the Bronx Academy of letters, please visit bronxletters.org