There are far too, many of our youth being
neglected, unloved and misguided leaving them lost to a world of chaos and destruction!
Youth In The Arts-IMAGINE (YITA)
a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation founded in February 2011 is based
on the belief that attention to our youth needs to be of the utmost
importance and we are committed to meeting those needs through the
introduction and development of art education.
The mission of Youth In the Arts-IMAGINE (YITA)
is to combine the elements of health, image, personal growth and
self-development with artistic expression as a way to wholeness and the
building of self-esteem, spirit and self-confidence among youth and adults by demonstrating all of the positive qualities viewed in the various arts as well as providing employment opportunities for professional artists and art enthusiasts.
With limited resources
available in schools today for arts programming and curriculum the goal is
to positively transform youth while providing an excitingly needed
platform for showcasing and nurturing young talent. Throughout the year
youth and adults attend YITA workshops to hone skills and learn new
artistic disciplines from professionals in their areas of expertise such
as theater, literary & fine arts, dance, fashion, music, film and stage production.
On our popular ONE DAY BOOT CAMP - Youth In The Arts Day "IMAGINE" participants ages 5 to adults attend various workshops, classes and clinics with expert
instructors in the areas of theater, dance, fashion, music, film, health, nutrition and stage
production during the day. In the evening, they are called upon to
exhibit their talent on-stage and demonstrate what they have learned as
they perform for their members, special guests and friends.
FILM INDUSTRY with Oscar Winner, RUSSELL WILLIAMS
PHOTOGRAPHY MODELING with ANTON DICKERSON
VOCALS with Grammy Nominated, YASMEEN
The show features an
inter-generational diverse group of participants including interns and
students from arts institutions, Sheba
Productions, 855 Music Group and Pin Points Inc. as well as
other amateur and professional dancers, singers and actors from
various artistic disciplines. Additionally, youth will provide behind the
scenes technical support side by side with professional veterans in areas
such as but not limited to set design, engineering, stage management,
lighting, stage set up and break down, etc.
DANCE with Samba Dancer, ZEZEH ZAX
OUR COLLABORATIVES / PARTNERS
WORLD MUSIC and INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Master June Daguiso has donated his time and expertise to offer his knowledge, experience and talent. He's providing hands on skills and training to our Summer Youth Interns as well as with our 2012 "BOOT CAMP" attendees. He also extended an invitation to our Summer Youth Boot Camp Interns to attend the Film Festival.
Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative I Show Up, Stand Out Truancy Reduction Initiative
Strives to build a neighborhood-based system that strengthens and nurtures families and keeps children, youth, and families safe from abuse and neglect. Provides emergency assistance, housing assistance, counseling, employment and training opportunities and other support services. http://gafsc-dc.org/
is a boutique Music Production and Development company for the recording industry. Based in the Washington D.C area founder, music producer and artist Q. Corbitt aka, Q-Hef. iCue Music Group consulting, artist direction, production, recording, mixing & mastering services are geared to individuals who are connected to the recording industry: recording artists, musicians, music producers,
artist managers, instrumentalists and record labels.
Pin Points Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that integrates academic subjects into theatrical formats
that edu-tain was established in 1980. Their productions, workshops, and publications teach a variety of practical subjects including history, health, the science of
success, self esteem, diversity, and abstinence from sex, drugs and
violence. These programs are intricately designed to benefit adults, young adults, youth-at-risk, and children.
The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). The NCCF a
private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children in
desperate need. Today, NCCF's residential programs serve homeless
families, victims of domestic violence, and vulnerable adolescents.
Other programs include treatment foster care, social services for family
reunification, parenting education, and transitional housing to promote
independent living and family stabilization.