Richmond Youth Media Program
The Richmond Youth Media Program (RYMP) is a free program for youth, presented in partnership with Richmond Addiction Services Society (RASS) and supported by the Vancouver Coastal Health Sharon Martin Community Health (SMART) Fund.
- Increase youth media arts skill set
- Increase youth inventory of free-time experiences
- Connect youth to peer mentors
- Connect youth to adult mentors
- Help youth develop greater connections to the community
- Help enrich youth sense of self
Programming includes drop-in sessions (during which supervised youth can work independently) and a variety of structured skill-building sessions. Participants learn media literacy skills that are relevant to their interests and are placed in a supportive environment where they can engage with positive role models.
Remote RYMP Schedule
RYMP staff are currently presenting "Remote RYMP" sessions online. Please contact Lauren Burrows Backhouse at email@example.com for details.
Anyone can refer youth (age 13-24 years) to the Richmond Youth Media Program, including youth themselves. References will be asked to complete a referral form and arrange a meeting with the Media Arts Specialist prior to joining the program, but youth can always drop in and check out the program without a referral. Completed referral forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off to the Cultural Centre front desk.
Richmond Addiction Services Society, supported by the Vancouver Coastal Health SMART Fund.