Slideluck Youth Initiative (SLYI) is an after-school photography program where hands-on instructors foster creative expression and empower students through the fundamentals of photography and multimedia storytelling. SLYI currently has three chapters, the Spring Creek housing development in East New York, Brooklyn, in Harlem Village Academies, a charter school in Harlem, New York, the Belmont Preparatory School in the Bronx, and in East Los Angeles, California.
The program provides interactive learning opportunities for the students and works on giving them as much hands-on time with the cameras as possible. Each week, the students are visited by a variety of professionals working in the field and there are field trips to location shoots and visits to photographer’s studios. SYLI is also working to create an international network that connects youth photography programs and aspiring young photographers both online and at Slideluck events.
To learn more or to get involved, please contact us.