The Berkeley Youth Institute is a digital media arts enrichment program for low-income high school students committed to preparing teens for success in tech and creative careers. Our primary goal is to foster a safe, brave and supportive community that provides our young people with the resources and digital literacy required to be competitive in the 21st century. Using a hands-on, experiential approach, YI encourages our members to:
- Act in cooperation
- Cultivate imagination and curiosity
- Harness a passion for learning
We’re comprised of two components: The Summer Institute and School-Year Internship. The 8-week summer institute is the introduction to our program (open to incoming 9th and 10th graders), cultivating leadership and team-building through filmmaking and graphic design. The school-year internship focuses on skill building and workforce development through practicums and social enterprise-like projects.
For more information contact:
Youth Institute Program Manager