Masks are the best defense against the coronavirus, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this student-produced video, Media Arts Center teens interview a doctor about the importance of masks during COVID-19. Read more at Media Arts Center.

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How COVID-19 Has Affected Youth Theater

Like many businesses affected by COVID-19, arts organizations have been hit hard, including youth theater organizations that saw productions totally halted. “It was the week before production week of ‘Lion King’ with BTAA … we basically had the show completely done … and then it ended because of COVID. We don’t know what’s gonna happen,” […]

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Distance Learning

Distance learning is hard enough, but for special ed teachers, educating from inside the home is nearly impossible. Their students often need extra support that’s hard to give over Zoom. “I feel like my hands are tied,” said Michelle Esposito, a resource specialist teacher in San Diego County. “Whereas before I would be teaching students […]

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A Rainbow In Crisis

In their latest documentary, Media Arts Center’s Teen Producers explore the causes and effects of LGBT youth homelessness. “LGBTQ high school students are about 3 times as likely to experience homelessness as their non LGBTQ peers,” says Susanne Terri, Homeless Liaison at the San Diego County Office of Education. “The most common reason for LGBTQ […]

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Census 2020 | Teen Producers Project

Media Arts Center and the Teen Producers Project produced a short documentary-style film on the importance of the 2020 census. “When people are counted, different funds go to them, whether that’s through education, infrastructure, whatever.” said Fahad Mouhomad, a campaign manager at Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans and one of the featured subjects. […]

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Gardening With Soul

This image-driven documentary short, Gardening With Soul, details the therapeutic benefits for youth involved in the Second Chance Youth Garden Program. Watch this documentary short at Gardening With Soul.

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