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.
In 2020, this program celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Congratulations to RYMP staff, volunteers, community partners, funders, and especially the youth!
The Richmond Youth Media Program teaches participants skills in media arts production, and then encourages youth to use those skills to build connections in the community.
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.
RYMP staff are currently hosting weekday sessions in the Richmond Media Lab, and Saturday sessions upstairs in the Richmond Arts Centre's Fabric Arts Studio.
RSVP required. Contact Lauren Burrows Backhouse at Lauren.BurrowsBackhouse@richmond.ca for additional information.
Anyone can refer youth (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 email@example.com or dropped off to the Cultural Centre front desk.
Richmond Addiction Services Society, supported by the Vancouver Coastal Health SMART Fund.