For the second year in a row, Bancroft Middle School students have won top honors in the global Teens Dream Video Competition.
Teens Dream is a collaborative of teens and adults who want to encourage teens to be change agents in their own lives, their communities and the world. The group, in collaboration with the Smithsonian, encourages youth to express their dreams as they relate to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As part of the contest, teens from around the world submit two-minute YouTube videos.
Last year, Bancroft produced two of nine winners. This year, Bancroft fielded three winning entries, all eighth graders, including Madison Agraviador for a video on responsible food consumption, Jay Fields for a video on equality for the LGBT community, and Jacob Esmane for a video on autism awareness. View videos at teensdreamcolab.org.
The winning students have been invited to an October event in Washington, D.C. Their technology teacher, Kari Milton, is National Board Certified and was honored as a 2017-18 LBUSD and Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.