Our partnership with the International Center of Photography provides our youth members with hands-on photography and writing instruction integrated with activities that develop life skills and build self-esteem. This program offers photography and digital media education to teens who have had little or no access to the photographic medium. The curriculum is collaboratively designed by staff from both organizations, and is tailored to meet the needs of the students. Themes identified by the students and staff have included health and wellness, overcoming obstacles, literacy, and self-expression. The program culminates in a celebration of the students’ work that combines photography and writing.
We partner with Richard R. Green High School through our youth leadership program. Our youth leaders make regular presentations to the students of Richard Green, discussing their own experiences and the power of positive choices.