Rochester, NY: Rochester Public Library

Rochester Public Library’s imagineYOU @ Teen Central will provide an inviting, collaborative, mentored space for youth aged 13-18 to explore the art and science of video, music, and animation production. This will give underserved youth new ways of engaging with important 21st century literacy practices. Instructors will be experienced youth and professional filmmakers, media artists, musicians, and animators who will teach through hands-on mini-workshops and informal guided participation. The project will help bridge the digital divide faced by many urban youth through a strong partnership among the public library and Nazareth College.