Saturday, November 11th @ 6pm
This summer, with a grant from One Providence for Youth: Mayor Elorza’s Summer Jobs Program, Everett gave youth the opportunity to work, as part of a multi-faceted video project around the theme of mental health. Stories that begged to be told were uncovered and given visuals. During the process of developing short films, youth participants were submerged in deep technical, social and emotional learning while taking on the responsibility of collaboratively creating their own original film productions. This was a work experience program where, in addition to self-exploration/video making, the youth were given the responsibility to arrive on time, create resumés, and learn workplace etiquette, receiving a regular pay that was reduced when this was not achieved. This program was a four week intensive of skill development, self-exploration, and critical learning.
Through the program, we hope that other young people in the community struggling through similar life circumstances will relate deeply to the films’ content, decreasing feelings of isolation and decreasing the social stigma around talking about mental health in young people. We hope to see you and get feedback at our movie showing on November 11th at 6pm.