“Stop The Pipeline” is a music video, public service announcement, educational tool, and news supplement attempting to fill the gap between those affected by the school-to-prison pipeline and those who should be paying attention to the pipeline.
The purpose of my thesis, a.k.a. masters report, is to focus on the school-to-prison pipeline and the need to intervene with school discipline that pushes students out of the classroom and into the criminal justice system. It showcases services and programs in Austin, Texas, including Southwest Keys, Webb Youth Court, and Council for At-Risk Youth as examples for solutions. My report incorporates research and expert advice on the safety and well-being of students while advocating a need to change the policies and culture surrounding schools.
This media project is my contribution to innovative journalism. A form of storytelling that connects viewers, educates listeners, and inspires all. I know initiatives like this tend to spur conversation, but I hope it also leads to action that really makes a difference.