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BayKids Studios heals children through the art of filmmaking. BayKids promotes creative self-expression for kids by providing filmmaking, broadcasting and innovative opportunities to children, many of whom are in need and have disabilities. By offering kids a fun and safe environment to express themselves and work together, BayKids helps build self esteem, teaches new skills, and improves children's lives.
BayKids began as a community outreach program for the San Francisco Giants. The program, which ran from 1994 to 1997, was built around a character, Giantasaurus Rex (a member of the Giants baseball team), who visited elementary schools with a message of Respect, Responsibility, and Teamwork. Rex also visited children with all types of disabilities at care giving facilities like the Shriners' Hospital and Children's Hospital. Today, BayKids continues to be a multimedia organization focused on serving disabled and underprivileged children in the Bay Area. BayKids provides children with a unique opportunity for enrichment. Our film making program allows kids to explore their creativity while learning valuable teamwork and leadership skills. We are able to reach a diverse population through our partnership programs with Children's Hospital Oakland, UCSF Children's Hospital, and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Medical Center.