Conner Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Rosa Parks Children and Youth Program
Over the course of three weeks in the summer, The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project and the Rosa Parks Children and Youth Program teamed up at Peace Camp 2017 to produce a film on justice, Detroit in 1967, inequality and race. Students learned the basics of filming and were able to photograph, film, dance and write about what matters most to them. The film was debuted at the 2017 Peace Camp graduation. Check out the video here.
You can also check out the 2016 Peace Camp video below and here.
This film was created by the #smartkids at the Rosa Parks Children & Youth Program's 2017 Peace Camp. THEY MATTER!
HYPE - Detroit Public Library Teen Center
Since September 2015, The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project has been working with the HYPE Teen Center in the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project creates lesson plans for two hour workshops in short film, poetry-to-film, music videos and more. Our upcoming workshops include documentary writing, short film production and script writing.
Visit The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project on Youtube to see what the students have been up to.
Alternatives for Girls
During the winter of 2016/2017, Alternatives for Girls and The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project teamed up to talk self-esteem, heritage, role models, how we value ourselves and others, poetry, and film. The girls engaged in discussion about strong female poets and visual imagery and then were invited to either write their own poem or find one that resonated with them. They then story boarded their ideas and we went out to shoot video and stills. This is their end result. #girlpower
THE KICKSTARTER GROUP
featuring Jasper & Che'Von
At the time of this project, Jasper is a 9th grade student in Detroit Public Schools. His favorite subject in school is math, his favorite music artist is Drake, 12 Rounds is his favorite film and his favorite book is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Jasper aspires to study music and medicine at Michigan State University. His ultimate goal is to become a music artist.
The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project will help Jasper learn how to construct a music video as well as get his vision for his music through to the public visually.
At the time of this project, Che’Von is a 10th grade student in Detroit Public Schools. His favorite music artist is also Drake, Fast and Furious 7 is his favorite film, he likes to study math in school and The Flash is his favorite comic.
Che’Von aspires to study music at Michigan State University.
The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project will help Che’Von with experience in collaboration and the construction of a music video. The GASA Project will also help Che’Von learn more about public relations and promotion in order to get his ideas out there and spread the word about his music.
The Get Ahead Stay Ahead Project presents The Kickstarter Group, Dog Days, in their premiere music video "Love So Lost."