Free After School Teen Photo Program
Teen Photo is a free after school program open to any Philadelphia public high school student. It is a transformative experience for each teen who participates. Every student receives 8 months of full, free access to PPAC’s equipment, materials and expert teaching staff as well as a DSLR camera to take home for the entire school year. Together, students share their images and ideas about their lives, building self-confidence as well as technical skills.
Most of our students have never had an art class of any kind before. Learning to think critically and creatively through photography opens up a love of learning and helps them grow in every aspect of their academic and personal lives. You can hear it directly from the teens in this video.
Teen Photo runs from September to June with weekly meetings one day a week. Students involved in the program will go out on field trips to photography exhibitions around the city, create a book of their own pictures and have the chance to exhibit and sell their work in PPAC’s gallery. PPAC provides a digital camera to borrow and free supplies. All you need to do is sign up! Teens must be enrolled in a Philadelphia public high school to qualify.
For more information on Teen Photo contact our Education Assistant, Michelle Delgado.