It's a wrap!

We closed down the summer with a phenomenal group of students from Trenton, Princeton, and Willingboro High School Making Visions Possible program who participated in our Sports Media Program.

With the engaging hands-on instruction of Executive Producer Leontyne Anglin, the students worked together to develop original show ideas, conducted interviews with the special guests, created a production schedule, and taped 3 LIVE segments in the studio!

All students received certificates and their own personal autographed photo of Former Philadelphia Eagle Reggie "Truck" Brown.

Thanks to MVP Program Director Greg Smith, Guest Facilitators Olena Feltes, Reggie Brown, and Princeton Community Television for providing the great venue.

Beyond Expectations student goes behind the scenes with Community Organizers from across the country!

Beyond Expectations student Robert McGill was invited to work as part of the professional production crew with Ms. Leontyne Anglin for a multi-city event which brought together leaders and youth from Trenton, Camden, Philadelphia, and Ferguson, MO to discuss civics, policy, and the basics of community organizing.

Attendees included representatives from organizations across the country -- including the White House.

Robert did a great job as a 2nd Camera Operator and Production Assistant. It was an exciting chance for him to gain real life experience at a large scale event. And ... since successfully completing our TV Studio Production class, Robert has been hired by a national movie theatre!


Watch event highlights and visit My Eternal Family TV for more interviews. >>

This highly anticipated event was hosted by My Eternal Family, Inc. in collaboration with Faith in New Jersey, and the Capital City Community Coalition.

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Thanks to John Kuiphoff, The College of New Jersey Chair of Interactive Media, for leading our students in an awesome afternoon of programming, coding, and fun! In addition to learning the basics of code, they were introduced to some of the trends in the digital media space including an exploration of  Virtual Reality.

The students wrapped the day with Michael Smith, KidzBeatz Audio Engineer, in a recording studio learning about Audio Production ... and even created their own original track.

And of course, a couple of students were able to lend a hand with our crew capturing footage from the day...

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Trenton, NJ -- Beyond Expectations and Anchor House had a great time at our Holiday Drive & Design wrapping gifts for Angel's Wings, an emergency shelter care program for children newborn to 12 years old. We also spent the day decorating the Anchorage residence, a transitional home for older youth ages 18-21, where a few of the guys showcased their culinary skills in the kitchen!

We were joined by Jersey Cares who shared information about the organization and potential leadership opportunities. We're working with the agency to track hours for our own volunteer and community service projects.

Our extreme gratitude to all the dedicated volunteers who braved the snow to make this such a memorable day. Special thanks to Kim McNear, Anchor House Executive Director and Mereides Delgado, Director of Aging Out Youth Services for making it all possible.

We couldn't think of a better way to wrap up the year than helping to support another organization dedicated to serving youth and families in need.

Take a look back at other videos this year!


A glance behind the scenes...