Skills 4 Youth
Organized by: Chris Friis
Skills 4 Youth SKILLS4YOUTH@GMAIL.COM Empowering Disadvantaged Kids through Computer Tools and Improvisation Experience and Multimedia Presentation My name is Chris. We are currently working with disadvantaged youths in central Florida between the ages of eight to eighteen. With help they are learning about current technology, how to use current technology to express themselves, participating in role playing and improvisation, and gaining confidence in their own capabilities. All computer skills are addressed. These experiences and skills will help them stay motivated to be themselves and succeed in their future. Our goal is to provide service to many more youths as our capacity increases. The kids gain experience using state of the art computers and software to document and present their Improvisations on the Internet. The immediacy of the results is a positive motivating factor, increasing their desire for more knowledge and future success. They prove to themselves that at an early stage in life they can be successful in projects they themselves plan. To facilitate the learning experience we need current computer technology, digital cameras, computer based audio /video recording/ processing equipment and software. We also need props, costumes, and stage lighting. Transportation is a major concern. We also need outside equipment such as basketballs and air pumps. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) modules include computer use, bridge building, airfoils, and drone use. Our PHOTOGRAPHY / MEDIA modules include portraiture, nature, drone based still and video, and photo editing. Our PERFORMING ARTS modules include theater, improv, comedy, scenery, makeup and script writing. We incorporate all our activities to create a smooth educational flow between the modules. Every donation will help us as our needs are incremental. Whether it is one dollar or five or just your spare change, it will help. If you see our value, please tell your friends. With many small donations we can achieve our goal. Of course, if you can be generous – well that would be great. We ask for your support. We welcome your advice. PS - We cannot give away Cadillacs or tee shirts, but every donor will get our prayers and thanks.