TeenTech Center at MACLA
Teen Tech Center
The Teen Tech Center at MACLA is a free, welcoming space for youths to learn new tech-based skill development through multimedia production.
June 20 – June 30
Building upon a long history of neighborhood youth arts programming, MACLA teamed up in 2011 with The Black Eyed Peas Peapod Foundation and the Adobe Foundation to start the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy (PAYVA). This model enriched MACLA’s original platform by increasing its regional and national visibility as well as providing additional resources for teaching, production, and performance.
This year, continuing on the success of its three years as PAYVA, MACLA is pleased to launch the brand-new Teen Tech Center at MACLA in partnership with Best Buy and The Clubhouse Network. The TTC is a free arts education program in San José, CA, dedicated to mentoring Silicon Valley youth (ages 12-19) in 21st-century skill development through multimedia production. The highly selective, year-round program focuses on a range of disciplines, including professional video and sound production, visual and performing arts, and photography. Summer and after-school workshops range from individual to group-based projects and are taught by experienced industry professionals in a state-of-the-art studio environment.
In addition, the TTC provides youth with a venue for the exploration of relevant social, personal and community issues. It encourages youth to engage in community dialogue, develop their artistic voices, become cultural innovators, and discover how art is used for social change. Because of its latest digital technology offerings, a variety of workshops, and multidisciplinary, hands-on approach to digital literacy, the TTC provides youth with artistic, technical, and practical work skills and experience to prepare them for college and beyond.
In 2022, the TTC at MACLA was selected to add to Clubhouse-2-Career Pathways workshops, which focus on bridging the gap of young adults from the BIPOC community who are entering the tech workforce. This is done through engaging workshops and hands-on programming ending in workforce readiness skills for teens.
Students from any skill level are welcome to join our program anytime during the year.
Watch Bite Sized Lessons from Anywhere
Learn in an easy and self-pace environment on how to use FREE software for digital media production and editing.
Follow MACLA’s Teen Tech Center on IG for more updates and information.
Check out our YouTube channel TTC at MACLA to see the latest projects and videos!
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Teen Tech Center STUDIO DAYS AND TIMES
3:30pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday
3:30pm – 7:30
3:00pm : Doors Open
4:00pm : Check-in Discussion
4:30pm – 6:00pm LAB
6:00pm – 6:45pm Open LAB
6:45pm – 7:00pm Clean-up & Pick-up
Ages 12-19 years-old. All levels/skills welcome.
All courses take place at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana at 510 South 1st Street, San José, CA, 95113.
2023 TTC WORKSHOPS
One time suggested donation of $25.
Skate & Create
June 20, 2023 – June 30, 2023
Join us for exciting workshops in movie-making, photography, music, beat-making, vlogging, podcasting, and zine-making.
IN THE NEWS
2013: SanJose.com & Knight Foundation
2014: Adobe Youth Voices & Metroactive
2016: Knight Foundation & Univision