Focus on Tomorrow Launches New Program in Miami, Florida

Focus on Tomorrow Launches New Program in Miami, Florida

Focus on Tomorrow is thrilled to announce the launch of a new high school video production program based in Miami, Florida. Florida marks a milestone for Focus as it becomes the second state to host one of our programs.

Christina Boomer Vazquez

Christina Boomer Vazquez, an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter, will be teaching the new program.

Taught by Christina Vazquez, General Assignment Reporter at WPLG, Local 10, fifteen students from six different high schools come together to collaborate on video projects that push their abilities to new levels. Ms. Vazquez has an extensive background in broadcasting and journalism. Having earned her political science degree in 1999 from Boston College, Ms. Vazquez began her career with an internship at CNN Boston before landing her first job at WPRI/WNAC Providence as an Associate Producer. Fast forward through a career that took her to television stations in Palm Springs, Los Angeles, El Paso and Phoenix, Ms. Vazquez eventually returned home to South Florida to give back to the community that she grew up in.

Focus on Tomorrow’s new video production program is held at the Miami Media School, a postsecondary institution that focusses on broadcasting education. Through the generous donation of class room space Focus on Tomorrow is able to offer high school students the opportunity to work on state of the art, industry standard technology. By the end of the session, students will have sharpened their story telling skills by working on their interviewing and editing techniques. Most of all, kids will benefit from the experience of working with students from different schools and diverse backgrounds.

It is our pleasure, as natives of Miami, to give back to a city that we once called home. Focus on Tomorrow was built on the premise that “we will not forget where we came from.” This program helps accomplish that mission

Article by: Will Barroso