|Slideluck Youth Initiative I Info|
In 2009, Slideluck Potshow worked with the Educational Alliance, LEAP and Hudson Guild to launch the Slideluck Youth Initiative (SLYI) in the New York City.
The Slideluck Youth Initiative (SLYI) fosters creative expression and empowers students through the use of photography and multimedia storytelling. In doing so, SLYI develops valuable skills, enriches student's lives, and strengthens community.
Over the course of sixteen weeks, members of the Slideluck community (sports photographers, photo editors, gallerists, fashion photographers, etc.) worked with groups of students to conceive, develop, and produce bodies of work that were ultimately presented at a slideshow potluck - to which all of the mentors, students, their friends, teachers, and families were invited to participate. The curriculum included shooting safaris, field trips to galleries, and artist visits. The theme of the first show was Community, which each student defined this as they saw fit. In addition to the student work from our programs in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and the Lower East Side, slideshows were included from youth photography programs around the world, including: The Philippines, Brazil, South Dakota, Zambia, and Washington, DC!