Core Programs

Our programming exploring self, community and career is developed under the framework of “Participatory Photography”, a creative modality that asks students to analyze their personal and social landscapes through the lens of photography. This process of self-exploration is designed to validate and empower our students’ perspective, while also providing an avenue for self-guided reflection, connection, and group dialogue. Our three core programs are:

Esta Soy Yo

Esta Soy Yo is a self-exploration program that incorporates therapeutic photography methodologies and project-based learning to support teenage with finding their voice while building self-confidence and self-efficacy through visual communication.

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Digital Promotoras

Utilizing photojournalism as a tool for youth leadership, students learn to raise awareness about social issues and health disparities in their community through storytelling and social media. Our Digital Promotoras (or Digital Advocates) collaborate on solutions, share resources and develop digital strategies to address pressing issues.

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Creative Entrepreneurship Opportunities (CEO)

Our CEO program provides teen girls with valuable entrepreneurial skills for future careers in the creative economy. As photographers hired by local businesses and organizations, students gain on-the-job training while being mentored by professional photographers.

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