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WATTS YOUTH FILM PROJECT

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Written, directed and produced by youth from Watts, California.
A cinematic collective voice on the trials and triumphs of growing up in a challenged community.
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Supported by: F. Gary Gray, Wells Fargo, United Nations Foundation, GirlUP,  City of LA, Tom Bradley Community Center, Youth Opportunity High School, Youth Opportunity Movement, Slam360.com,  Sander Moses and The Challengers Boys & Girls Club.

For more info and sponsorship opportunities:
sstewart@betteryouth.org 

Our Mission

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Better Youth is a curriculum based performing arts and mentoring agency for youth 8-21. We are committed to developing youth by fostering artistic creativity, strengthening character  and life skills and increasing the  desire for service and leadership. Our objective and vision is to positively change a community of youth who grow up in impoverished homes and to make success more obtainable by being their extra pillar of support. Currently in Los Angeles, Better Youth is successfully mentoring over 100 youth in the South Central Los Angeles area with a focus on the community of Watts. The youth who participate in our program often face challenges such as incarceration, gang violence, teen pregnancy, abuse and deterred educational pursuits.  Our programs help to broaden the perspective of youth by exposing them to film, theatre, music and dance performances, spoken word festivals and personal performance opportunities.

Our Programs

UN Malaria PhotoMentoring and Youth Development, Civic Engagement, Wellness, Leadership and Education through the Creative and Performing Arts are the core initiatives of Better Youth. These focal points aid in us in the succesful  development of youth into holistic adults.

  • 90% of youth participating in our program have graduated from high school and are enrolled in a college or university. 
  • 95% of our youth have performed or produced an event in their communities for their peers, parents and teachers.

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Events

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WHAT :  2014 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

WHEN :  SATURDAY –  OCTOBER, 11, 2014

WHERE  :  UCLA FROM 7:00PM TO 9:30PM

AN OFFICIAL GIRLUP / UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION EVENT

SPONSORED BY:  DOVE AND CATERPILLAR

A “PINK CARPET” AFFAIR

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Spotlight

Global Moguls: Johna Rivers and Corey Crowell on their film project Who Knew