The Community Service Learning (CSL) initiative introduces youth and young adults ages 16-24 from the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to community service and mobile media skills by fostering community engagement and documentary research opportunities. Throughout the six-week employment phase, participants will be taught the skills and techniques of documentary filmmaking while gaining the hands-on experience needed to produce a short film about their summer experience working in East Harlem. The primary goal of the CSL initiative is to collaborate with youth and young adults to foster dialogue and collaborative solutions about the critical issues of violence in our city and nation, understand their perspectives on public safety, and identify resources, tools, or skills they feel are needed for youth and young adults to circumvent the legal system and thrive in life.
Organized by Another Choice Youth and Family Outreach, The Confined Arts, and the Taff Resident Association, this summer-long art and public service initiative seeks to train SYEP participants in the areas of public service, self advocacy, and artistic expression. SYEP participants will spend two day each week completing studio training and the additional two days performing a community service in East Harlem that will be documented as part of the hands-on experience offered through this initiative.
Mount Zion A.M.E. Church
Another Choice Youth and Family Outreach Inc.
1765 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029