WXPI Williamsport Community Radio has begun the WXPI Diversity Outreach Project Media Broadcast Training Series mini course at the Williamsport Area Middle School.
Following a successful workshop at the middle school after-school program on Dec. 9, 2013, which was attended by more than 70 students in grades seven and eight, the Media Broadcast Training Series mini course began on Feb. 3.
The purpose of the series, as well as the Diversity Outreach Project in general, is to reach out to the district's middle school students and to provide them with a positive educational experience by engaging them creatively and encouraging them to stay focused on their studies.
The Media Broadcast Training Series mini course seeks to supplement the important creative aspects of the curriculum
It is the hope of WXPI and it's partners that this project can help encourage participants in improving the reading, writing, problem solving and other necessary skills that are essential to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.
To help raise funds for this collaborative project, WXPI has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) through the Neighborhood Assistance Program.
The DCED program offers substantial state tax credits to businesses that contribute to the project. The credits can be used by small businesses including partnerships, LLCs and s-corporations, with the tax credits passing through to the partners, as well as by large corporations.
For more information about the Diversity Outreach Project, visit www.wxpidop.org. To help support the project, contact Warren Earl or Brian Spies at project@wxpi dop.org.