Afrikan Youth Alchemy (AYA Inc) is an African-centered Youth Development organization that engages in media production, cultural education, and community supported agriculture.
The Griot’s Eye Artist in Residence program is specifically designed for urban schools to provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in media literacy, media production, and career exploration with a focus on closing the ‘digital divide. The program challenges youth to effectively utilize digital technology to address critical issues within their school, family, and community. Students also explore their prospective careers and gain relevant media skills related to their projected profession. Projects can be designed to supplement English, Mathematics, Science, History, Social Studies, etc. classes, or for enrichment and extra curricular programming.
Griot Works is a Youth Entrepreneurship and Community Development program that utilizes media and production and business development to foster personal and collective transformation among Baltimore city youth ages 16 to 24.
Independent Afrikan Minds (I AM) develops urban youth of African descent as Cultural Ambassadors who employ expeditionary learning, media and the arts to educate themselves and the communities they serve. The program is a year-long journey of self-discovery that is designed to cultivate pride, self-respect, and purpose among teens through cultural field trips, arts & media projects, scholarly discussions, and ultimately travel study to Africa during the summer.