They can create it and it gets heard. Within Youth Media, there tends to be an important focus on bringing out the voices of those who have been least apt to be heard, typically rural youth, urban youth, at-risk youth, poor youth, youth of color and gay, lesbian and bisexual youth. However, disturbingly, Renee Hobbs points out, "in American schools, media production is often the province of the non-readers, the low-ability kids for whom media production is the 'last chance' before dropping out.
It's estimated the funded projects will engage more than 8, youth in about 2, hours of arts training throughout the city. Extraordinary Futures Extraordinary Futures provides young people with dance classes and open practice sessions.
Students will participate in monthly dance competitions as part of a Middle and High School Breakdance League and prepare for the culminating event, Massive Break Challenge.
Pongo Publishing Pongo Publishing offers weekly writing sessions to incarcerated youth. Pongo will conduct a final poetry event inside the detention center and will share their poetry at the NW Folklife Festival.
Seattle JazzED Seattle JazzED works with students at all levels of music ability to learn how to play their instrument, read music, and perform in an ensemble. Youth can participate in year round programming.
Through workshops, small-group coaching, and a multi-round competition, students prepare a monologue and compete for a spot in the national competition on Broadway. The collaborative process culminates in an interactive community performance.
Jack Straw Foundation Jack Straw Foundation provides blind and visually impaired youth the opportunity to work with a team of artists in their professional recording studios.
Students will tell stories with sound, create music, and share their work with the public, via CD and streaming online. Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Rain City Rock Camp for Girls introduces Seattle girls to hands-on exploration of rock music through the support of powerful female mentors and role models to discover their own creativity, raise their voices, and join together for positive change.
Girls will participate in Rock Camps and "Rockshop" deep dives into music related topics throughout the year. Youth collaborate to record an original album, film and release a music video, at a live concert.
Youth will learn environmental lessons through the lenses of art, civic responsibility and sustainability.
This pilot program will lay the groundwork for a long-term partnership between South Park Arts and other local artists, community groups and the businesses that will engage youth in future arts training and create additional public art in the neighborhood.
Reel Grrls Reel Grrls offers young womxn and gender non-conforming youth a Media Club program at Denny International Middle School, teaching a foundation of basic production skills with a focus on emotional development and creative collaboration.
Students will produce two to three completed video projects. Youth will explore their cultural identities using visual arts, film, and spoken word.
Participants will present their final projects at four culminating community events. The program will culminate in a sharing for family and community. Andy Peterson Andy Peterson through Seattle Robotic Arts provides art and technology programs for young people who are encouraged to explore their presumptions and associations with technology while developing connections with visual art through learning opportunities and exploratory play.
Students learn and rehearse traditional Eritrean dances, practice the Tigrinya language, study various aspects of Eritrean culture, and perform at variety of community events.
Sondra Segundo Sondra Segundo through Haida Roots has implemented a preservation project that connects urban Seattle Haida youth to their critically endangered language through dance, writing, and art.
The Filipino Community of Seattle The Filipino Community of Seattle in collaboration with Youth Theater Northwest offers theater sessions to local youth to build theater skills, learn Filipino culture through folktales and gain confidence and experience in the performing arts. Young Strings Project Outreach Young Strings Project Outreach's World Youth Orchestra, provides immigrant and refugee youth the opportunity to be mentored by professional classical musicians in orchestral and stringed instrument viola, violin, cello instruction.
Students learn basic techniques, ensemble skills, and music theory, culminating in community concerts. Through the creation of site specific murals youth will connect with community in a positive way.
Guided by local artists, original artworks are produced by teens and displayed in The Wing's Youth Gallery and appear in community venues.
Circus skills are used as a transformational metaphor for personal and social development and students participate in a community sharing. El Centro de la Raza El Centro de la Raza educates Latino youth about Dia de los Muertos and create elements of a traditional ofrenda altar through mentorship of community artists.
Student work is showcased at the Dia de los Muertos celebration and ofrenda exhibition at El Centro de la Raza. Sawhorse Revolution Sawhorse Revolution's All Women's Design-Build program provides female-identified youth the opportunity to work with professional women, in design and craft building fields to design and construct a custom community structure with lasting benefit for a partnering community group.
Debra Kendrick Debra Kendrick's No More Bull NMB program provides young people the opportunity to be mentored by teaching artists in history, dance, lectures, drama activities, scene building and tech support.
The culmination is a stage production for the community.Youth Arts grants support equitable access to arts and cultural learning opportunities for Seattle's Middle and High School aged youth. Programs occur outside of school hours and are led by experienced teaching artists working in communities to increase arts and cultural opportunities for young people from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
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Media are powerful forces in the lives of youth. Music, TV, video games, magazines and other media all have a strong influence on how we see the world, an influence that often begins in infancy. To be engaged and critical media consumers, kids need to develop skills and habits of media literacy.
Some experts suggest that adults — parents, teachers, librarians — need to consider their role as one of a "media mentor," a trusted adult who engage with children to use technology in creative and interesting ways, beyond games and flashing lights.
Introduction. As access to diverse sources and formats for the production and distribution of information increases dramatically, the roles Youth Media can and should play in the 21st century and even what Youth Media is, remain unclear.
The Digital Youth Network (DYN) was founded in by Dr. Nichole Pinkard at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute. DYN is a project that supports organizations, educators and researchers in learning best practices to help develop our youths’ technical, creative, and analytical skills.