The Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project in the news.
The Youth Cinema Project (YCP) is project based learning that produces competent, resilient, and real world problem-solvers and bridges the achievement and opportunity gaps by creating lifelong learners and the entertainment industry’s multicultural future.
Santa Ana Unified School District was the first public school system to embrace actor and director Edward James Olmos’ Youth Cinema Project, bringing industry professionals to help young filmmakers create their dreams on the big screen. Three years later,...
"I felt blessed to spend time with such imaginative, talented future writers!"
"The Latino Film Institute/Youth Cinema Project is a remarkable program, connecting filmmakers, writers, and TV creators with talented kids in under-served communities. Encouraging the creativity of young people and helping kids find their voice has been an unforgettable experience for me. This program is a real treasure!"
“It has been a long time since I’ve witnessed such a powerful partnership between a classroom full of students and working professionals.”
“This is work-based learning at its best that’s engaging, inspiring and fun.”
“I’ve seen a lot of students who were generally hesitant to write, excited to write.”
“I’m learning how to express my feelings.”
4th Grade Student