Pacific Gateway will launch the third session of the Digital Commercial Academy for Long Beach residents that are 16-24 years old. The goal of the project is to train youth in how to shoot and edit small films/commercials, pairing them up with local businesses and, in turn, helping those businesses advertise themselves. Some quick facts:
· It will span 14 weeks, two afternoons a week (Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday) from 4:00-7:00pm.
· Youth will learn to write, shoot, edit, produce and upload short commercials for small businesses onto sites like YouTube and Yelp.
· After the program, our staff will work to place youth in internships related to their newly developed skills.
· The program is FREE!!!!
This year's group of students will begin October 21, 2013. If you know anyone who is interested in such a program and has the maturity to commit and do well, please encourage him or her to apply. Applications are available now and can be picked up from the Youth Opportunity Center located at 3447 Atlantic Avenue or online at Pacific-Gateway.org/DCA.
The deadline to apply is September 27, 2013.