The summer of 2004 saw the lowest youth employment rate in NYC in over two decades. While youth struggle to get a decent education and jobs for teens are at an all-time low, funding for jails and detention centers continue to increase. G.A.P. youth spent the summer exploring this connection and produced a creative reflection on this enduring problem.
Who We Are
Global Action Project's mission is to work with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change.
What We Do
Founded in 1991, Global Action Project has provided media-arts and leadership education for thousands of youth living in underserved communities across New York City and the country.
G.A.P. works in three areas.
- Our core program, Urban Voices, annually supports 100 youths' leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and community engagement through collaborative social-issue media production; as well as supports their aspirations for higher learning through college awareness and preparation.
- Our Media in Action initiative helps community organizers move their campaigns further, faster, by offering targeted, cross-generational trainings in capacity-building through creative youth engagement, media production, and strategizing.
- Through strategic partnerships and outreach, our youth-produced media are seen by annual audiences numbering 200,000 and are used by organizers and educators in curricula and community campaigns for social justice. landscape and respond with powerful messages of their own.