Digital Communication Arts – Digicomarts
Using multi-media including video, audio, art and creative writing, our program is designed to both teach and hone these skills with participating young adults as they focus on digital projects. They and we explore and choose issues that are either community service related or provide specific information to the public. – Teens work as a team –interviewing and documenting guest visits, discussing and recording their reactions and opinions and developing as a group and individually related projects that can be featured on the web.
Some of the underlying principles of the program that we share with young participants are that in today’s world– talent alone isn’t enough – to be successful one has to self promote – also that Digicomarts is an environment in which students can help themselves by helping others. — Our goal is that students can use this community service work that they do on their resumes, college applications and even share it at the high schools they attend. That we will promote their projects vigorously and they can as well — and finally by sharing their voluntary work with the world, they can increase their networking opportunities and positively affect their futures.
Digi Com Arts is a collaboration between educator Yianni Stamas, also associated with Lights Camera Read and the New York Public Library, and Young Adult Librarian Rodger Taylor also co-author of the book “Einstein on Race & Racism.”