Giving young people the tools to tell their stories through video is what the Youth Media Center is all about and this fall, they've partnered with community organizations to reach even more of Manhattan's youth.
Through collaborations with the New York City Council, El Barrio Operation Fight Back and The Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation, youth between the ages of 14-24 are gaining valuable skills they can later translate into a career in the digital age.
Work, Learn, Grow is a 25 week pilot program offered by the New York City Council in partnership with El Barrio Operation Fight Back. Hosted at the El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, 19 students attend weekly classes in basic field production, studio production and social media, where they learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and storytelling.
Similarly, seven Innovation High School students have the opportunity to take both basic and advanced production courses at the Firehouse for school credit until their academic year ends in June 2016. Innovation High School promotes learning through experience and this partnership allows students to gain the technical training in film production.
Learn more about the Youth Media Center and their programs on the Youth Education page.