Please join me in this campaign! We have the chance to raise matching funds through various challenges each week, as well as the final prize potential. As you'll see in the description below, NYC SALT has added a lot of programming this last year. In addition, we recently won a grant to hire a fantastic full-time staff person to provide college prep and counseling to our students.
NYC SALT Photography Program has the chance to win $15,000 if we receive the most donations before Monday, November 3rd!!
NYC SALT is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to use digital photography to engage, inspire and empower youth from under-served communities in New York City to reach their full potential. The program uses professional photography instruction combined with college preparation and mentoring to instill in participants the life-skills and confidence to pursue higher educational and career goals. At the same time, students develop exceptional photography skills and award-winning portfolios that increase their competitiveness in the college application process, and unlock opportunities for employment while in college.
We have 3 awesome programs:
- Young Artist in Residents Portfolio Program: 16 high school students, 366 hours of photography training and college prep. $7000/student
- 12-week Smartphone Workshops: 90 high school and middle students learning to compose pictures, edit and publish responsibly and thoughtfully on Instagram using whatever camera is in their pocket. $250/student
- Summer Camp: 60 middle school students and a one week digital photography intensive program. $250/student
NYC SALT students have won over 104 Scholastic Art Awards for their photographs in the past four years.
100% of NYC SALT students have been accepted to college.
86% of NYC SALT students are the first in their families to go to college.
85% go to 4-year colleges, 15% to 2-year colleges.
To learn more about our program and see more of our students' amazing portfolios go to our website: www.nycsalt.org