BRIDGING THE DIGITAL AND DIVERSITY DIVIDE
In 2016, there continues to be a severe ethnic diversity in Film & Television Production. There is still a wide gap between those who have access to technology and the skills to benefit from this knowledge and those who don’t.
Our programs and initiatives help to broaden the perspective of urban youth by providing creative mentoring, technical training, social and digital literacy, self-awareness, advocacy & exploration of academic and career pathways.
Group, Peer, Virtual and One-on-One Mentoring
Media Arts Curriculum and Technical Training
Credentialing and Certification of 21st Century Skills
Leadership & Character Development
Civic Engagement & Advocacy
Digital & media arts certificated youth training program where youth are trained on media arts curriculum including filmmaking, creative writing, editing, music, and gaming. Program youth receive specialized certification of technical skills useful for the marketplace. Assigned mentors support training, successful matriculation, and completion.
REAL TO REEL
Community-based mentoring project activates an enterprising young adult cohort and pairs them with industry mentors to help further their marketplace pursuits and experiential learning. The program engages digital and virtual tools to further sharpen entrepreneurial, technical and computer skills. The program provides opportunities for youth to forge alliances with a global peer group. Our annual media showcase is held at Los Angeles Film School.
BEAUTY BOOT CAMP
School Based teen mentoring program that engages poetry, creative writing, and film to help teen girls redefine beauty while exploring issues of identity, body image, and self-confidence.
School based teen mentoring program that engages poetry, creative writing, and film to help teen boys redefine masculinity while exploring issues of identity, body image, and self-confidence.