The Youth Day program began at Carver High School’s Gifted and Talented Art Class from 2009 – 2012. The New Orleans Community Printshop has been offering youth programming at our current location since that time. Beginning in 2012, Rachel Speck has been organizing a weekly Youth Day for children and young teenagers in the immediate neighborhood surrounding the Printshop. Students work on art projects, use the Silkscreen and Darkroom Facilities, go on Field Trips, and enjoy dinner provided by Pizza Delicious.
The New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom has now expanded our youth programing to include photography! If you have any point & shoot cameras or film SLR cameras, you may donate them to our Youth Program. We are also in search of books the children can reference and utilize in their printing. All donations may be dropped off during our Open Shop hours, which are every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm – 10pm.
Youth Day opportunities are made possible by generous funding from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Platform Funds New Orleans, and supporters just like you! Donations will be managed through the National Performance Network (NPN), a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and are fully tax deductible. If you would like to donate to Youth Day, please NPN here (select “N.O. Community Printshop” in pull down menu).