Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County Community Advisory: Santa Ana Teens Go Beneath the Surface in 2nd Annual Teen Video Challenge

The participants of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant project from the Santa Ana Public Library have just been announced as this year’s Teen Video Challenge winners. The group of seventeen dedicated teens worked tirelessly for weeks to come up with original lyrics, film, edit, produce music, and prepare the final product.

The Teen Video Challenge is a statewide competition, put on by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) inviting California youth to create promotional, engaging videos that are within the theme of the Summer Reading Program. This year’s video challenge theme is “Beneath the Surface”. After a week of voting on YouTube, the youth from Santa Ana beat out contestants from libraries all across California. The WIA group will be awarded $275 for their achievement and they will celebrate their success together with a trip this Summer.

You’re invited to view their video here

This is the second group of individuals that has taken home the victory for the city of Santa Ana. The WIA youth work closely with Santa Ana library staff and trained professionals from the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Their training has truly paid off once again this year.

Seeds to Trees Digital Media Academy

The Seeds to Trees Digital Media Academy program is made possible by funding from a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant. 20 participants have nearly completed year one of the program where they have gained knowledge of the following digital media: Digital Music, Graphic Design, Marketing, Script Writing, Video Production, Website Design.


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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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