STEPHENS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Greene & Greene through a 21st Century Lens.

In 2015, we brought middle school students from West Long Beach to the Greene & Greene Jenny Reeve House in the Los Cerritos neighborhood of Long Beach.

We Are the Next is partnering with the brains behind the Jennie A. Reeve house restoration in Long Beach. We are hosting two unique programs at the site beginning in 2015, one of which creates opportunities for students to practice photography.

In May of 2015, we were able to transport 6th grade students in Long Beach Unified School District to the Reeve House, a 1904 Greene & Greene home. Big Shot Cameras, scientifically-innovative digital cameras the student assemble themselves, were generously donated - and the students were excited!

With their new digital cameras, students toured the house and neighborhood and had opportunities to capture their perspective of architectural elements, history, and community through the lens of the 21st Century.

We will be replicating the program in partnership with the Gamble House in Pasadena in the upcoming months, and plan on repeating the program in Long Beach in the next academic year.