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Our videos speak for themselves. See for yourself and decide that Change Agent Productions is the right fit for you. We’ve worked with many other YMCA’s, non-profits and CBO’s to create content for their cause. Whether it is to inspire people to live healthier lifestyles, expose an injustice in our community or simply say hello […]
Last year, we joined the Long Beach GRIP city-wide campaign to participate in the fight against human trafficking. Over the course of last year, we worked with the Anti-Human Trafficking Club at Long Beach Poly, ran an advertising campaign on Long Beach Transit buses and helped put together events in Long Beach to educate the youth in Long Beach.
Most recently we worked with the Male Leadership Academy at Jordan PLUS High School in north Long Beach to put bring awareness to their peers. The idea was simple. Bring human trafficking advocates into the school during school hours and lead sessions in classrooms. The teachers would take a break and let a speaker take over for a period. We had a local presenters such as the City Prosecutor, representatives from the Los Angeles County Probation office, the Los Angeles District Attorney, Long Beach City Police Department, and even the Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, we had survivors and advocates against human trafficking bring their expertise to the table with Guido Hajenius from iEmphatize and Joshua Henry from A21 among them.
The video that you see above was shot by 4 Male Leadership Academy students who were trained prior to the event by Ben Candee. They conducted all the interviews and visited each classroom to gather the necessary footage. Change Agent Productions simply put the video together to create a short marketing piece that we can show to influence others to join the fight. Even when we can’t use our own YMCA youth to create content, we find a way to include youth somehow.
This student-led event was a huge success and we hope that other schools in LBUSD will follow suit and invite us to run an event on their campus.
Imagine being in the third grade and being told that you could win a bike just by writing an essay. I bet that you would write the best essay your little third grade mind could think of.
Suddenly you find yourself in the school auditorium with all the other third graders at the school. You’ve got your fingers crossed and you’re imagining yourself up on the stage accepting the winning bike. You’d thank your mom, your dad, your grandma, grandpa, brother, sister, neighbor, neighbor’s sister, cousin, the list goes on. You’d jump on the bike and ride it off the stage, burst through the doors and take on the world!
The anticipation is killing you
You’ve got your little fingers crossed muttering “please, please, please” as the essays are read and the names are being called. One by one, kids are going up to the stage and accepting their bikes as the winner of the best essay for their class.
They didn’t pick you.
Imagine the disappointment you’d feel. Now click play…
We are proud to announce that we have been selected to produce a video for the California Department of Education on Expanded Learning Opportunities. It will focus on after school programs across the state and the impact of aligning LEA goals with collaborative partner’s goals. Keeping students engaged and enhancing their learning capacity and expanding their view of the world is one of the key elements of running a successful after school program.
We have been traveling around the state interviewing people from Superintendents down to elementary kids to get their perspective on Expanded Learning Opportunities. We are so excited to be collaborating with our partners Communications Resources for Schools in producing this video.
We can’t wait until this video is finished!
For now, here’s a sneak peek at some of the raw program footage we’ve been shooting.
Working in a building that has multiple tenants has its advantages. We love working with our neighbors and local partners as much as we can.
Jim from Families Uniting Families contacted us awhile back as he wanted us to create a film for him that showed the impact that his Project: Fatherhood program had on the lives of the men who joined. We decided that focusing on one man’s journey was the surest way to get the point across. After about a month of prep and filming we had enough footage to tell JR’s story. We’re sure that you’ll agree that Project: Fatherhood has changed not only JR’s love but his son Anthony’s as well.
As we wrap up our 15th year of running the summer Youth Institute, we look forward to entering fall with fresh ideas and a growth mindset.
Old dogs can learn new tricks!
We added a few new components to our Youth Institute program while remaining true to our framework. Our alumni really stepped it up this year with their group films and even made a movie with Hollywood professionals under the tutelage of Mico Montes and Brett Walker.
Check out our latest video highlighting our very own YMCA Youth Institute Long Beach. We interviewed our our participants to find out what they thought of the program. It didn’t matter whether they had been in the program for a few years or just a few weeks, the impact is apparent! Take a look for yourself!
Our Association asked us to produce a 30 second highlight video on what the Y does on our community. With such a short time to say so much, we had to pack the video full of action. It will be sent to Cal State University Long Beach to be played during breaks at the basketball game!
Stevenson Elementary is a YMCA of Greater Long Beach academic enrichment site where over 100 kids each day benefit from the Y’s before and after school program.
Change Agent Productions was proud to be in attendance and film this wondrous event. It was really special to be a part of making such an impact in the lives of these 3rd graders with this bike giveaway.
Special thanks to David Zaid, Velo Allegro and Alvaro Rodriguez for making this possible.