DIGITAL ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
In this innovative program, youth engage in creative self-expression and project-based learning through songwriting, digital recording and engineering, filmmaking, beat sequencing, DJ instruction, instrumentation, podcasting, and photography. Educated by industry professionals, youth gain marketable skills while laying the foundation for future employment. Participants help organize and perform in local festivals and arts events, developing self-efficacy while positively impacting their local communities.
Our Digital Arts & Technology program offers paid leadership opportunities at our on-site youth-led record label, Upstar Records. One of our latest Upstar projects is Upstar TV (channel 29 on SF Commons public access TV), a youth-produced show focused on arts, culture, and the lifestyles of our young people in San Francisco. Here are two of our episodes: