Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of VPMA Foundation is to educate, empower, and employ undeserved youth utilizing media arts to engage them to positively transform themselves, their communities, and the world.
PMA Foundation programs are designed to utilize peer outreach to increase student awareness about issues that impact our youth and their families by utilizing media arts. VPMA Foundation’s goal is to educate and impact students to influence responsible behavior and ultimately encourage those students to bring about change in their respective hometowns. The organization’s programs targets youth & families through various outreach activities, workshops, and events which include:
Workshops on test taking - i.e. SAT/ACT preparation classes
Additional leadership/development workshops (as listed in previous summer program section)
College survival workshops - i.e. Managing the transition from high school to college; Managing your finances
Visits from Admissions counselors and Financial Aid advisors who will speak on the admissions and aid process
Researching various colleges and universities
Resume development and submission to colleges and universities
Time Management Skills
Effective Communication Skills
Working in Teams
Entrepreneurship Intro: Writing and delivering an effective business plan to sell a product or service
Participation in cultural events and community service projects
Personality Types Analysis
Introduction to Project Management
In addition, students will embark on various on-site field trips, have the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide variety of professionals, and obtain hands on skills in a variety of areas with on-site tutors, counselors, and volunteer mentors.