Posted by Tom Foremski - August 4, 2014
Teaching media literacy means teaching how the media sausage is made. The tools are becoming so much cheaper but it doesn't mean they are within the reach of all. The Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology (BAYCAT) has been providing access to media technologies and teaching people how to create media in one of the poorest communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's an extremely valuable skill for these times.
This Thursday it celebrates its ten year anniversary at an event that will showcase its work:
It’s been 10 years of educating, empowering, employing and entertaining communities through the digital media arts. BAYCAT Academy’s Summer Media Camp is one of our signature ways we bridge the creative digital divide for youth from historically underserved communities.
The showcase will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, August 7th. Presentation begins promptly at 6:30pm.
2415 Third St Suite 230, San Francisco, California 94107
Contributions to the charity can be made here:
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$25 a year provides one month of essential classroom supplies and teaching materials for a student.
$50 a year nourishes a student’s body and mind for one semester by providing healthy, fresh, organic snacks such as fruits, nuts, and trail mix.
$100 a year transforms students from teens to professionals by allowing a class to take a mind-opening field trip to new parts of the city.
$250 a year provides a month of innovative, hands-on instruction for one child teaching them not only technical skills, but life skills.
$500 a year gives students access to knowledge and state of the art technology that opens up new education and career opportunities in the digital media arts.
$1,000 a year sponsors a community workshop introducing residents to BAYCAT and a career path in the fast-growing digital media arts field.
$5,000 a year subsidizes a student-led pro-bono marketing project for a small business or non-profit in Bayview Hunters Point. Giving real-life experience to BAYCAT students, and much-needed professional services to local community partners.