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Project submitted by: Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

Project summary:: A soap opera styled piece that dramatizes the everyday need for health care insurance

BHC site: Boyle Heights

The Weingart East Los Angeles (WELA) YMCA Youth Institute aims to reshape the landscape of Boyle Heights through the Y's three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The Youth Institute is a year-round YMCA program that uses technology to promote youth development and prepare students for college & career readiness. The Youth Institute trains youth in an array of digital media skills including graphic design, web design, movie making, and music mixing in a computer lab setting. Projects are designed to encourage in youth a love of learning, while progressively and comprehensively building their academic, workforce, and social skills.


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