The Atlanta Police Foundation’s At-Promise Center announced the opening of the AT&T Digital Media Studio, a state-of-the-art media center for Westside youth.
The AT&T Digital Media Studio provides an opportunity for Westside youth to learn digital media entertainment skills and explore new pathways to success. Through the use of cameras, video recording equipment, computers and the latest editing software, this studio will help equip aspiring young film makers and cultivate a pipeline of diverse storytellers.
“At AT&T, we know every child has the potential to achieve something great,” said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T Georgia. “As we work to cultivate a future of opportunity and promise for Westside residents, it is our hope the AT&T Digital Lab will help equip our youth – tomorrow’s leaders – with the film and digital entertainment skills needed to compete in one of Georgia’s highest demand industries.”
The studio recently held its inaugural program, the Westside Storytelling Competition – a component of AT&T’s new initiative Believe AtlantaSM . Youth participating in the program worked collaboratively to create three separate mini-documentaries: “Where I’m From,” “Time Capsule” and “Restoration.” All three student-created videos highlight the importance of community and collaboration, key components to helping ensure the Westside continues its path of transformation and growth, while also preserving its rich history.
“The At-Promise initiative provides opportunities that help prevent and divert youth from engaging in criminal activity and drive students to achieve success,” said Dave Wilkinson, President and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation. “The AT&T Digital Media Studio offers creative new programming avenues to equip our youth with film and digital entertainment skills. This program inspires them to tell their unique stories and begin thinking about their future career paths.”
For more information on the Atlanta Police Foundation visit https://atlantapolicefoundation.org.
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About the Atlanta Police Foundation
The Atlanta Police Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by the private sector, the philanthropic community and individuals whose goal is to make Atlanta the safest large city in the nation. Working closely with the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department, APF’s focus is ensuring that Atlanta has a police force equipped with best-in-class technology, training, equipment and strategic planning all designed to reduce crime and sustain the South’s premier city as a safe and prosperous place to live, work and play. To donate, volunteer or receive more information, contact: atlantapolicefoundation.org or call us at 404-586-0180.