The Media Center received its largest ever project-related grant for its Youth Sports Broadcasting and New Career Horizons program in East Palo Alto. For the past two summers the City of East Palo Alto has supported a summer camp activity that included training and video coverage of six youth sports events. The grant from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation will enable a year-round activity and it will enable seven special events to be held at the East Palo Alto YMCA. The special events will bring in professional producers, directors and other technicians from the Sports Television industry to speak with our youth participants. Two of the special events will be open to all YMCA youth members when sports stars themselves come to speak about their paths and the lessons they’ve learned.
Sign-ups are now underway at the EPA YMCA for the next group of participants who will undergo training next summer.