Russell's Roving Reporters

$450 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 29 months
Chester is Cool is committed to helping students develop leadership skills and effective communication through the use of digital literacy. This is accomplished through our Russell’s Roving Reporter program, online resources, and community outreach.

Russell’s Roving Reporters provides a digital media production curriculum designed for elementary and middle schools. It provides leadership, team building, effective communication, and critical thinking skills. It has been implemented successfully for 15 years at Silver Ridge Elementary in Davie Florida. This program also provides marketing for schools created by students. It also provides an outlet for students to showcase their work.

We are seeking funding to support over 1 million students by 2024. This will be accomplished by designing a digital curriculum, and support for schools and nonprofit organizations. Your contribution will support our marketing, staffing, and production of our digital curriculum.


Sean Russell is a former educator, computer tech, aftercare supervisor, and District administrator. He spent 19 years as a media producer working in the world of nonprofits, education, entertainment and health, and wellness.

A product of Broward County Public Schools, Sean attended Sea Castle Elementary, Pines Middle School and Hallandale High. As a high school senior in the television production magnet program at Hallandale High, Sean became a junior broadcaster for NBC and an intern with the Florida Marlins. He would later go on to receive a scholarship from the Florida Marlins to attend Florida International University, where he graduated with a degree in Television Production.

After becoming a technology teacher at Silver Ridge Elementary, Sean created a puppet named Chester D. Doogle to perform and keep his students engaged. He built a website and produced videos that provided students with easy access to educational resources. It was this combination of media production with his passion for working with children and founded Chester is Cool in 2005.

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$450 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 29 months
Created April 2, 2017
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