Youth Media Tours

In 2017, we expanded our Native Youth Media Tour program into a year round opportunity for our tribal partners. Youth from the Morongo Tribal TANF and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay visited a CBS affiliate and Los Angeles movie studio over the summer as part of their multimedia workshop curriculum. Thanks to our corporate partners for supporting our youth.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians at Sony Studios – July 14th, 2017

Viejas Band of Kumeyaay at CBS8 in San Diego – July 28th, 2017

11th Annual LA SKINS FEST Tour November 18th, 2017 – TBA


About the Native Youth Media Tour Program

The NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR is a career development component designed to encourage Native American youth to explore employment in the entertainment industry and seek higher education. These professional visits include presentations from corporate staff that encourage the participating youth to pursue careers in film, television and media.

Our program has visited NBC/UNIVERSAL, University of Southern California, Sony Electronic Arts, UCLA, Sony Pictures, DISNEY STORE Headquarters,  ACE BROADCASTING NETWORK, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena, CA, and Paramount Studios.  Each tour included a lecture series that featured employment and internship information as well as a tour of the soundstages and facilities of the television and movie studio. In addition, youth were informed about scholarship information, college majors and career opportunities.

Native organizations and tribes we have collaborated include Sherman Indian High School, Torres Martinez Tribal TANF in Commerce, CA, Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma,  Sac N Fox Nation of Oklahoma, United American Indian Involvement, Inc., in downtown Los Angeles, Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, and the Big Pine Tribe of the Owens Valley.

For more information or if you are interested in participating, please e-mail us at contact@laskinsfest.com

 

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