To support our youth to become both creators and critical consumers of content, BGCHarlem has launched a program that will expose youth to media in all its forms and develop the skills to tell the stories they care about to the world.  Activities will include:

Exposure to various audio and filmed content, with an emphasis on stories that reflect club members own life experiences and aspirations

With the support of expert adult staff and volunteer mentors, participants will learn how to produce their own original content, using both analog and digital tools, examples include:

• Creative writing
• Filmmaking
• Theater production
• Music production
Develop awareness and a pathway for pursuit of careers in “story telling” fields
• Additional skill development
• College Access
• Career Exposure

BGCHarlem is developing a digital media studio to support our Storytelling Program and has received support for from Manhattan Borough President Gale Bewer, NYC Council Member Mark Levine and NYS Assembly Member Herman D. Farrell for technology. 

We seek additional support for specialized equipment, soundproofing our digital media studio as well as the expansion of programming to engage over 500 students by 2020.