Lights Camera Discover (LCD) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides underserved youth throughout the country opportunities to develop confidence, build self-esteem, and learn teamwork by participating in a series of workshops that teach various aspects of performing and digital arts (digital filmmaking, photography, acting, screenwriting, website design, animation).
Lights Camera Discover also provides students the opportunities to recognize entrepreneurship opportunities in digital skills (graphic design, web design, filmmaking, game design).
Lights Camera Discover is a program in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. According to the latest FBI arrest statistics, nationwide, law enforcement made an estimated 11,205,833 arrests in 2014. Of these arrests, 498,666 were for violent crimes, and 1,553,980 were for property crimes. The goal of Lights Camera Discover is to help these students discover their own value and the importance of teamwork to create positive change in their lives.
Lights Camera Discover focuses primarily on middle school and high school youth. This age group is particularly problematic, but it is a perfect time for mentoring to be effective.
We develop, in our student’s, a sense of pride, self-worth, strength and appreciation of community commitment through performance and digital arts. Lights Camera Discover will be one of the catalysts to infuse a cooperative spirit that will bring forth the creativity of oneself.