Students enjoyed three days of hands-on activities and and engagement with professional community guests in Santa Fe this week as part of the 2016 Gear Up Career Academy highlighting the Film and Tech industries, thanks to to all of the collaborating organizations and individuals including the New Mexico HIgher Education Department, ENLACE of Northern New Mexico, Start-Up Santa Fe, the New Mexico Film Office, LittleGlobe, and the Community Learning Network. Among many highlights, students participated in activities to strengthen career and college readiness while building confidence.
They also enjoyed watching and reflecting on an amazing and inspirational real-life-story, the film Underwater Dreams! Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts AND defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. To learn more about this inspiring tale of determination, visit http://www.underwaterdreamsfilm.com
New Mexico Career Academy is a community collaboration seeded and stewarded by CommUNITY Learning Network.