Media, Leadership, Advocacy for Miami Edison Youth

$3,574 $0
Raised Remaining


Under the guidance of Art Studio Inc. students in the Art Club of Miami Edison High school will attend the "If I Had A Trillion Dollars" Film Conference in Washington, D.C. to gain leadership skills, learn about media advocacy, explore D.C. history, and be recognized as a finalist for their student-written, directed, and produced film about creating positive change. *Thanks to the generous support of donors like you and sponsors including JetBlue, this project was a fully funded success!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Youth in Little Haiti are on a 'cradle to prison' pathway that costs more than the educational solutions to fix it. They live in extreme poverty, some with no electricity or running water and are exposed to violence, drugs, and poverty-related trauma. Most youth have never left their immediate community and suffer from under-exposure to positive role models, academic/career possibilities, and viable solutions for upward mobility.

How will this project solve this problem?

As part of a comprehensive youth empowerment program provided by Art Studio Miami, this project offers students a chance to gain exposure and relevancy by introducing youth to the history and culture of our nations capital while developing leadership, media, and advocacy skills. These skills will empower students to increase visibility of issues and solutions affecting themselves and their community, allowing youth to create significant change for themselves and their communities.

Potential Long Term Impact

By engaging at-risk youth in the creation of creative solutions, ASI is taking action to halt the "cradle to prison" scenario ( that is currently playing out for youth here in Miami, FL and contributing to a new pattern of upward mobility; empowering them towards self-sufficiency and inspiring them to be a catalyst for positive change in their own lives, communities, and the world.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,574

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,574 .  The original project funding goal was $3,500.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Ian Welsch

Operations Director
Miami, Florida United States

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