Friends of CCAJC,
Happy summer! We wrapped up another great school year at CCAJC, with almost double the number of students attending the program than last year. And we expanded the range of creative projects our students worked on. From photography to graphic design to digital editing to branding to videography, our students were able to explore content creation in ways they don’t have access to in their schools. One big highlight was our Music Video project, which saw students working with local musicians to create original music videos for new songs. Check out the amazing results here!
We also want to give a shout out to all the awesome mentors we had over the school year!
Mentors bring fresh perspectives and real world career advice to our classroom. Some of our recent ones include: Jenna Laurenzo, who stopped by to discuss making her debut feature film, Lez Bomb; Jeremy Dehitta from Dream But Don’t Sleep, who came to class with PeteyxKraze to discuss shooting music videos; Megan Brewi from the PGA, who discussed social media in professional golf; and Lia Meden, who talked with the class about the transition from school to professional life.
Want to be a part of our 2019-2020 school year?
CCAJC is currently accepting applications for our after-school program. Classes will begin in late September/early October and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm. It is free to participate in the program, and it’s open to students ages 14-18. Apply online at CCAJC.org!
Also, CCAJC is always on the lookout for class mentors to talk with our students about their professional experience. We believe it’s important for our students to learn about a wide range of careers. Design and marketing are integral to almost every industry, so we want to hear from everyone! If you are interested, please fill out our online volunteer form and we will be in touch.
If you’d like to support our work and the continuation of our free after school programming for Jersey City youth, please consider donating to CCAJC. Your support helps us increase the number of students we reach each school year and provide more opportunities for them to learn valuable professional and academic lessons.