|Wooten center Founder Myrtle Faye Rumph with students who interviewed her at an impromptu press conference.|
These are a few of the stories you will read, view or listen to:
- Interview with the Founder, Myrtle Faye Rumph
- Interviews with students from the Robotics Class
- Profile: Lemonade Stand and Sweets and Treats
- Interview with Mr. Cliff
- Interview with Ms. Krystelle
- Brianna interviews "man on the street" style.
|Tyler and Briana Search for News For More of Ms. Lena's Photos Click Here|
Staff (Cub reporters)
|Cheron is scouring the paper for a good news story.|
Then we reenacted a robbery so we would have something to report about.
Play-Acting the News
In this classroom exercise, with NO SCRIPT, the students re-enact a crime scene so we could set up a press conference to give the students some experience.
Charity - Robber
Euniyia - The Officer
Ashley: Officer and reporter
Milan: The Eye Witness
Cheron: Camera 1
Anchors Away: Practicing to be an Anchor News Reporter on TV
Press Conference/Writing Assignment
Interview with Myrtle Faye Rumph, founder
See Photos here:
Myrtle Faye Rumph founded the Al Wooten Heritage Center after losing her son to a drive-by shooting in 1989. The purpose for the Heritage Center is to give inner city children a better way of life instead of crime. This was done by changing kids' attitudes, keeping children busy, giving them more attention and more confidence with learning activities, such as reading, going on field trips, science, computer lab, math, make friends and play.
The challenge of serving these 300 youth today is they are in middle and high schools in South Los Angeles. Their bright minds demand that they continually upgrade their programs/services. Since 1990, Wooten had come a long way since the founder Myrtle Faye Rumph opened the center which she named for her son Alton “Dunnie” Wooten, Jr. Ms Rumph was very happy because of what the center has done to remember her son's name.
Ms. Rumph and all the staff here are grateful to every individual that has contributed, donated or participated at the Wooten Center for more than 20 years. The program was based on goals to counter the gang culture surrounding the youth, among them foster family participation and to identify and meet the family’s social needs.
My experience in the Wooten Center was fun and interesting because I get to learn things like how to do better math, science and other fun thungs. The Center means a lot to me because I get to make new friends. The Wooten Center cares about me and other people.
My cousin and I started on my praise dance this week. We picked a song by Kierra Sheard (Kiki Sheard) called People (S.O.M.). When we practiced our dance we decided to make up other parts, too. Our praise dance is for our lunch-in (church program) at the Grand’s.
Yesterday, we happily came up with different parts and we were almost done with the dance. Miming is a thing at church where a group of boys wear makeup, which is white and they wear white gloves. When we finish the middle part we’ll be done. We have to practice more and more to get it inside our heads.
Also, we’re going to sing for our youth and young adult choir for church on Sunday. We have a lot of things going on this week and next week, too. I really appreciate being in the Journalism Class. Thank you very much for introducing this subject so we can be inspired too.