Summary of organization/program
Intersections Media Opportunities For Youth is a non-profit society which offers a variety of skills development programs for at-risk youth in the lower mainland who face multiple barriers to employment.
At risk youth who are faced with multiple barriers to employment and are interested in learning more about digital film-making. They get paid minimum wage during their training based on a 30 hour work week.
Youth need to be:
- Between 18-25 and living in Vancouver
- Interested in learning film and video production skills
- Interested in jobs in the creative industries
- Face barriers to employment and / or education and are not on EI or currently involved in EI based programs
- Want to work & can commit to a 4 day a week, 8 hour a day schedule for 5 months
- Since: ????
- Umbrella Organization:No
- Intersections was established by the late William Vince, a renowned Vancouver film producer and philanthropist, who loved the movies, mentoring, creative talent, and red licorice. The Intersections program offers film production and visual arts training that inspires creativity, career development and healthy life choices for youth facing significant barriers in life.
Intersection Media views film and video production as the perfect forum to reinforce the fundamentals of a healthy and productive work life for at-risk youth.
Dominant Media Forms
- To help transition youth into continued education and/or sustainable employment.
Statement of Principles
To reduce financial barriers, participants earn minimum wage as they learn, based on a 30 hour work week. The program is designed to teach employment and life skills, while inspiring creativity, positive personal development, and healthy lifestyle choices in its participants
Samples of work