The Youth Cinema Project (YCP) is project based learning that produces competent, resilient, and real word problem-solvers and bridges the achievement and opportunity gaps by creating lifelong learners and the entertainment industry’s multicultural future.
Filmmaking is the ultimate expression of project based learning
focusing on communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
Our program creates social emotional empowerment
emphasizing leadership, self-advocacy, and finding one’s voice.
Our work develops grit – passion, drive, and resiliency
to help students succed in life.
There is no limit on intellectual capacity and talent when opportunity is provided.
Student choice creates a necessary student voice and ultimately a new and necessary presence in the entertainment industry.
A student-led, democratic development process, which facilitates deep learning.
Individual and team reflection is critical to student learning, growth, and successful film productions.
The student is the project, and the “film” is the medium.