SSL partners with Berkeley Youth Institute to create two new videos

Recently, Super Stars Literacy partnered with the Berkeley Youth Institute to create two videos to showcase both of our programs.

The Berkeley Youth Institute is a youth development, digital media arts, project centered program. Using a hands on, experiential approach, the YI aims to foster a safe, healing, and transformative journey for young people; guiding them through a rite of passage into adulthood. Through a technology lens the Youth Institute encourages youth to cultivate imagination and curiosity, act in cooperation, and harness a passion for learning. Equipping them with the tools of resilience, reflection, relationship, and a tangible understanding of citizenship and participation, youth conclude their time with the YI leaving behind a legacy and moving into opportunity.

For the Stars Shining Bright video, BYI students composed the music and lyrics, taught the song to SSL students, and directed them in the resulting music video. The Day in the Life of a Group Leader video includes an interview with SSL AmeriCorps Member Jenae Galang, who is a Group Leader at our Harder Elementary site.