The After School Arts Program (ASAP) offers professional mentorship for impacted youth (14-24) interested in creative careers, by amplifying and empowering their voices with the power of cultural responsive storytelling and film production.
The After School Arts Program (ASAP) has been identified as a College, Career and Life Readiness exemplar program, which aligns with the core principles of Generation Success – a city-wide campaign led by the Boston Opportunity Agenda that works with schools, out-of-school programs, parents and industry groups across Boston to prepare students for college, career and life after high school. We are proud to be featured on the Generation Success aligned program list!
We facilitate 3 sessions throughout the year, 3 - 4 times a week (includes 1 mentorship session each week).
Each workshop runs 8 - 10 weeks, and is facilitated by a creative professional working at the top of their fields in the entertainment and tech industries.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE
Each Student will receive complimentary Final Draft Software (for 1 year) in addition to a gift bag from our sponsors.
There are 25 slots for each series session. If you have a student who'd like to join between the ages of 14 - 18, please email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominga Martin, a native of Roxbury, Massachusetts is an award-winning film director and producer at the intersection of art and social justice, whose work has aired on BET, VH-1, MTV Music, TV One and GRAMMY.com.
Her first short film premiered at the Roxbury International Film Festival. Her team produced events for high profile clients, including the Tupac Shakur Estate. She served as Around Town Editor and the City Manager of New York City for Rolling Out, the country’s largest African American news weekly and founded on-line magazine Crème.
She directed a national commercial for Walmart, in collaboration with the NAACP Image Awards and filmed behind the scenes for a Presidential Forum.
Ms. Martin recently served as Statewide Artist-In-Residence Arts Ambassador for Massachusetts, facilitating training for MA State Educators on Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusivity as it relates to the newly updated Arts Framework. She earned the Governor’s Citation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was honored by the City of Boston for Arts and Innovation. An alumna of Boston’s Youth Outreach Program, she was published in an anthology found in Boston Public Libraries.
Dominga's most recent project is a docu-series she Directed and Produced for the City of Boston Age Strong Commission in partnership with the MBTA, entitled "The Bus Buddy Chronicles" which was an official selection in the 24th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival. The film premiered at the Museum of Fine Arts.