USING FILM AS A PATHWAY TO CREATE
YOUNG ADULTS WITH A
HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE

The Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project is a project based learning, yearlong film program that provides curriculum, lessons, and industry professionals to partner with your district’s educators for the duration of the program.

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“This is work-based learning at its best that’s engaging, inspiring and fun.”

Kevin Morris
Director of College, Career and Community Services
Duarte Unified School District
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2X CLASSROOM LITERACY

Our classroom assessments have resulted in a doubled literacy rate through idea development, script writing, story editing, and film rehearsal.

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CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

We’re eliminating the usual barrier of high versus low achievers within the classroom by engaging all students with interactive, enjoyable work.

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CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

First-hand access to industry screenings, Hollywood field trips, and on-site visits from professional filmmakers and writers. This exposure to Hollywood is showing students true potential to work within the industry.

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21st-CENTURY SKILLS

We’re teaching students that technology isn’t there simply to be consumed, but that technology is a powerful resource capable of bringing ideas to life.

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL EMPOWERMENT

We’re using film to give students a view of humanity, understand relationships, and help them find their voice. LFIYCP is a recipient of a 2015 California Endowment grant.

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

We are offering graduate-level education that exposes students to the most effective method of learning: learn-by-doing. Every single students is using and strengthening their literacy skills, and manipulating technology in a powerful way, all through a project-based lense.

“I’ve seen a lot of students who were generally hesitent to write, excited to write.”

Micah Green
Teacher
Beardslee Elementary
Duarte Unified School District

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“I’m learning how to express my feelings.”

4th Grade Student

Heninger Elementary School
Santa Ana Unified School District

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ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNING

LFIYCP is a fully-immersive English language course, achieved through writing, reading, and requiring complete classroom collaboration and constant communication.

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COMMON CORE CURRICULUM

Creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration are the pillars of filmmaking. We partner with school districts, administrators, and faculty to ensure that the program supports Common Core Standards and overall learning objectives.

Our industry partners.

In a mere two years since being founded by actor and activist Edward James Olmos, LFIYCP has collaborated, partnered, and been awarded by some of the most impressive premier film associations.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Achieving America Family Foundation

American Film Institute

CAA

The California Endowment

Our collaborating districts.

As for district partnerships? We’ve worked with each of the teachers and administration at the following to create a curriculum that’s not only custom to the classroom, but memorable to the students.

Alum Rock Union Elementary

Bassett Unified

Brawley Elementary

Duarte Unified

Lynwood Unified

Montebello Unified

Moreno Valley Unified

Oxnard Elementary School District

Pasadena Unified

Sacramento City Unified

Santa Ana Unified

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