Youth involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford took on a digital arts project, thanks to a grant from SONY.
Boys and Girls Club members had access to digital cameras, memory cards, Boggie camcorders, editing software and VAIO laptops to complete one year of digital arts programming.
Starting last May, 50 youth ages 6 to 16 joined the program, which included still photography and film making and claymation. They also participated in a photo scavenger hunt at Mystic Aquarium, visited three art exhibits and got involved with the Digital Arts Photo Illustration Festival and the 2014 Imagemakers National Photography Contest.
Led by Technology Director, Nate Rivera and Fine Arts Director, Tania Palmero, the digital arts initiative gave low income youth from the Boys and Girls Club a valuable opportunity to expand their horizons and explore new skills in the digital arts.
"This was a tremendous opportunity for our children and a very generous contribution by SONY. It truly demonstrates their investment in our children's future," said Cotela. "This program played a key role in our STEM programming this year and will certainly continue as we go forward into our summer camp program".
A sample video can be seen at