What is the Youth in Action Project?

CACD launched “Youth in Action” mini-documentary that showcases children and youth (Middle and High school) writing and directing their short films. This project will run for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks, starting on November 5th and ending December 10th with a graduation/presentation celebration on December 12th, 2019.

This project will allow children and youth, ages 10 to 18, particularly newcomers, to develop new skills in video production by way of visiting Heritage, Cultural and Historical sites and Landmarks in Mississauga; such as Kariya Park, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), the Living Arts Centre, Local Creek, Celebration Square, the Absolute Buildings and other such sites to shoot footage for the video. Thus exposing these students, to some of our cultural sites and landmarks thereby identify, protect, conserve and celebrate Mississauga’s cultural heritage. Further, to be consistent with the theme of ‘Move’ of the City and the recent successes in basketball and tennis, we intend to include various sporting activities in and around the Valleys to enhance the cultural heritage experience. We intend to include ice skating and hockey at Celebration Square and the Valleys respectively. In addition, we will include hip hop dance and another dance genre to showcase the diversity, along with basketball workshops at the Valleys auditorium. These activities will be videotaped for inclusion in the documentary/mini film production. In this regard, we will be building a base of culturally diverse activity, which is important for all youth but especially newcomer youth as they will get to make new friends and will also learn about Canadian sports and culture as well. As this is a youth-based project, the participants will write and direct the video production they are engaged in.