FINDING VOICES IN VIDEO
At the David's Harp Foundation, we are so thankful to be able to provide a state-of-the-art facility for our students to learn in. There is no way we would be able to do what we do without the generous donors and people that believe in the potential of these teens. In 2015, we were able to expand our video production program thanks to a generous equipment donation from SONY.
Our students are creating relevant digital content, telling stories that impact their community and building their creative resume.
Below is a video that one of our student groups made for the 2015 Apprenticeship Career Day sponsored by the Electrcal Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) of San Diego and Imperial counties. Every element of this video, from the cinematography and interview questions, to the music, was produced by DHF students!
We invite you to partner with us as we equip students with skills that translate to real world impact!
"I have had the pleasure of witnessing the David's Harp staff interact with our youth week after week at their Shelter Nights program. The youth that stay at the Storefront Shelter have endured severe hardships for their age, and they often have many difficulties coping. The David's Harp Foundation provides them with a safe, creative space where they can forget about their troubles and just be a teenager." -Jennifer Phillippe Volunteer SDYS Emergency Youth Shelter
In the 2014/15 fiscal year our "Shelter Nights" program served 142 homeless youth, referred by our partner San Diego Youth Service's Youth Emergency Shelter. In 2015/16 we are on pace to serve even more students effected by homelessness!
From the Studio to the Classroom
The David’s Harp Foundation has forged strong bonds with multiple community partners since our official founding in 2009. Each day we strive to identify, develop and maintain mutually beneficial strategic relationships with other public and private organizations that share our passion to serve “at risk” and homeless teens. Our high School partners are:
- Garfield High School
- King-Chavez Community High School
- E3 Civic High School
"Coming to the David's Harp Foundation studio every Friday has completely changed the way I interact with students. Watching our students learn about music, learn how to play instruments, and learn to create songs is an incredible experience- as I get to see students in a completely different light. Students shine with this exposure to creativity and to inspirational, down to earth music teachers at the studio. This program has added so much to our school!" - Emily Niedhart (Teacher Garfield High School