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SYEP Media Arts Camp 2010: Success

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2010 Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program—Media Arts Camp 2010

Goal: Workforce development and college preparedness in media arts and communications for DC youth to enter the creative economy.

DCCAH, in partnership with DOES and DHCD, provided 100 youth with hands-on-training in the media arts through our media arts camp. For six weeks, youth worked on a pioneering East of the River business and community revitalization project using their newly acquired media arts skills. Twenty professional media specialists/arts groups were hired to instruct youth through hands on training, workshops and presentations.

Youth were placed at the following locally-based businesses:

  • BET
  • National Public Radio
  • City Paper
  • Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY)
  • Words Beats and Life
  • Multimedia Training Institute
  • GALA Hispanic Theatre
  • Capital Fringe Festival
  • City Arts
  • Hillyer Art Space
  • DC Youth Ensemble
  • Capitol Movement
  • Latin American Youth Council
  • Joy of Motion Dance Studios
  • Hands on the Future
  • FotoweekDC

Youth applied their newly acquired skills to the Anacostia Business and Community Development Project, helping to impact the following businesses:

  • Anacostia Spirit Health and Wellness Center
  • Honfleur Gallery
  • Vivid Solutions Digital Print Lab
  • Big Chair Coffee n’ Grill
  • Ward 8 Business Council

Youth created the following media output deliverables:

Sponsors: DC Office of Employment Services (DOES), DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), THEARC, ARCH Development Corporation, Corcoran Gallery of Art, International Arts and Artists and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP): SYEP provides an array of summer enrichment experiences in DC’s leading industries. This short-term employment and training program provides thousands of youth with an opportunity to gain practical work experience and be compensated.

For more information contact: [email protected] or call 202-724-5613.