History & Steering Committee

LOGO.pngKeep It Real is a video contest for high school aged youth to create messages about preventing substance abuse.The Keep It Real Contest engages youth in creating peer messages about the dangers of substance abuse! Through a strong collaboration of local non-profits, business, media organizations and schools, we have showcased local talents and spread far and wide the message that substance abuse is unacceptable. Join us on Facebook to learn more about making videos, about preventing alcohol and other drug use, and interesting facts and tidbits that we run across.

mclogo.pngThe Media Collaboratory evolved from an idea by Arthur Rouse to combine the cinematic arts with constructionist education philosophy. Filmmaking is the ultimate creative medium, enhancing teaching and learning through project-based, integrated curriculum in a collaborative environment across all disciplines. Projects like History Happens, Keep-It-Real, the Kentucky Film Lab, and the Filmmaking Certificate Program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College have been facilitated by the Media Collaboratory as well as the influence of programs at Pepperdine University, Florida State University, and the University of Kentucky.

fusioncorpdesign.pngSince 2005, Fusioncorp Design has created the most intricate and effective websites, graphics and brands and has pushed video development so that it is consistently ahead of the marketplace. They are not just only great artists with a love for web design, they are a CREATION STATION that's constantly pushing the boundaries of modern web development and design. - See more at: http://www.keep-it-real.us/keep-it-real/#sthash.udZXFOE4.dpuf

wkytsm.pngWKYT-TV is an integral partner to our efforts, making sure the winning Keep It Real video and the message that underage alcohol use is unacceptable reaches audiences across the state.

drugfreelex-logo.pngDrugFreeLex is a coalition addressing substance abuse through policy advocacy, community education and evidence-based prevention projects like Keep It Real.

Keep It Real ReMix Steering Committee Members

  1. Arthur Rouse- Video Editing Services 
  2. Daniel Boone- Fusioncorp Design™ 
  3. David Warner- Mercer Co. ASAP Board 
  4. Jan Chumley- Bluegrass Prevention Center 
  5. Larry Johnson- Fayette Co. ASAP Board 
  6. Lynsey Sugarman- DrugFreeLex 
  7. M.E. Kobes- Bluegrass Prevention Center 
  8. Nick Kilby- Bluegrass Prevention Center
  9. Tunya Adams Bourbon Harrison ASAP Board 
  10. Sharon Tankersley- Bluegrass Prevention Center
  11. Sharon Hensley- Estill-Powell ASAP Board 
  12. Jerian Petry-Madison Co. ASAP Board
  13. Stephanie Hong- LFUCG 
  14. Tara McGuire- Bluegrass Prevention Center
  15. Wendi Keene- DrugFreeLex