Artist Statement

I love being able to express myself through photography. It allows me to show others what I see in a scenario. As a kid, I had always grown up in areas that would be considered bad or ugly, but I never saw them that way. I could always find something I loved about them. These are the feelings I want to show through my images. When I take photographs, I typically look for three elements. I find something that is beautiful or interesting, something that reminds me of a memory or inspires a thought, or a scenario that evokes a feeling. Although I'm still early in my photography career, I'm excited to expand my skills and knowledge. 

-Anyelo

Introducing Anyelo

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by Anyelo Rosado, teenage intern

Hey there! my name is Anyelo. I'm a senior at The Met High School and a Youth Collab member. As part of my schoolwork I inter with Youth Collab with Scott as my mentor. I have been an intern since last year working with another student. Our project was to make a community garden at the International Alliance Church. This year I wanted to pursue something that recently became a new passion. Photography has always been a point of interest for me ever since I joined Youth Collab, so I decided to make it my project! What I want my project to be is creating a portfolio of the pictures I take over the year, and then making a mural out of them in an area of Providence, to make the city more beautiful. I'll be using this blog to update you guys on my progress, so I hope you enjoy reading my updates!

Internships

For the past couple weeks we've been setting up partnerships with local education centers to create internships for our teenagers. Through the Met School and the Providence Transition Academy, three of our teens will be given the opportunity to continue working on the projects they've already been invested in, but to do so with the added incentive of school credit and advanced workplace training! Our newly appointed interns have already begun to take a bigger role in the entrepreneurial aspect of our program, such as more control over our social media venues and overseeing all phases of the production process. Their added time and commitment will be a key factor in the growth of the Youth Collaborative over the next few months as they take on fuller responsibilities and utilize this time to test out their own designs and ideas. 

If you'd like to encourage the teens in their further education, please don't hesitate to donate to our cause. The wider community can powerfully help us in this endeavor, as your donations will help to cover expenses such as lunch for the teens, upgrading our studio equipment, and making it possible for their more ambitious business ideas to come to fruition.