The After School Arts Program (A.S.A.P) develops high quality educational programming at the intersection of art and wellness. We are a remote/hybrid film writing workshop focused on AMPLIFYING and EMPOWERING the voices of impacted youth through storytelling. Powered by Final Draft, the industry standard and choice for professional screenwriters and filmmakers all over the world. Our goal is to dismantle the school to prison pipeline narrative by providing clear pathways towards a career in the creative industries, through mentorship, peer leadership and health and wellness.
ASAP offers a FREE remote/hybrid film workshop, focused on amplifying and empowering the voices of impacted youth through storytelling. Our creative writing/film production workshops address the critical needs of students living in low-income families and underserved communities of color. We provide creative education, civic engagement and therapeutic resources by licensed professionals.
Our high quality workshops provide industry standard technology and software to Boston Public School students, and beyond.
ASAP’s unique program offers a positive outlet through creative writing and film production. Testimonials have proven that ASAP's writing workshops have helped to prevent and control anxiety, improved behavioral health, focus in school, and virtual learning.
ASAP’s creative approach mitigates the following risk factors: Violence Prevention, Mental Health Support, sense of agency; in addition to:
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.
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".
We are excited to begin offering high quality programming for adults beginning Fall 2022!