Pride Productions, Inc. relocates it's operations and collaborates with Becker College (Worcester, MA campus). The partnership is designed to establish a new TV studio and provide Audio/Video production to support on/off campus media projects.
Began a partnership with children's book publishing company, Christa Tales. Story themes focus on healthy living and eating, physical fitness and financial education.
Pride Productions, Inc. continued its series of Youth Job Fairs through the support of United Parcel Service (UPS). Pride Productions, Inc. and UPS collaborated on several job fairs hosted at Pride Productions, Inc. which attracted over 900 local youth seeking employment opportunities. In addition, UPS provided corporate volunteers toward the expansion and renovation improvements of Pride Productions’ new facility.
The High School Health Careers Program (HSHCP) is a four week, tuition-free, day program. It offers current sophomore and junior high school students unique opportunities to learn about the broad spectrum of careers in Biomedical Research, Biotechnology and the health professions (BBHP). It is designed to improve academic study and communication skills of the participants. Pride Productions, Inc. provided tutorial in media and communications enrichment. Pride Productions, Inc. created a video resume featuring each participant performing their goals and aspirations in the medical field. The final video project was shown at the closing ceremonies of the program.
Introduced, the expansion of the Youth Unity television series with Youth In Politics (YIP): It began as a youth political TV program designed as a vehicle for youth to discuss topics and issues that affect their daily lives and issues that are important to them. It is also a natural progression to continue youth involvement in quality civic engagement in local government.
Introduced Pride Career Academy. Pride Productions, Inc. in collaboration with Henkels & McCoy Training Services, provides much needed out of school training opportunities for young men and women at the Community Access Technology Center (CATC). The model program focuses on the delivery of basic skills (reading & math) enhancements.
Launched the Worcester Youth Marketing Group through the Multimedia Clubhouse funded by a donation to the city from Saint Vincent Hospital. This project resulted in the creation of jobs for youth who are Worcester residents in the field of the multimedia and technology.
Relocated and expanded to the Denholm Building in Worcester, and introduced Cyber Connection, a program that delivered technical and vocational training for the Worcester community.
Named one of 12 recipients awarded a grant from the SNI Jobs for Youth program. With the grant, Pride Productions was able to employ 24 Worcester Public School students over the course of 26 weeks to host and produce Youth Unity.
Pride Productions expanded the Multimedia Clubhouse and opened the Community Access Technology Center at the Worcester Common Outlets mall.
Pride Productions, Inc. introduced the Multimedia Clubhouse (MMC) located at the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester. The MMC hosted youth multimedia training activities and produced the youth talk show Youth Unity.
Hometown Hero Award
Gloria Estefan Youth Service Award
MLK Jr. Youth Services Award
Young Leader Award by Visions 2000/Telegram and Gazette. The award is given to an individual or an organization for outstanding community service.
Launched youth television program, Youth Unity which aired in Central Massachusetts on Charter TV3.
Launched Pride Productions, Inc. a non-profit organization that empowers youth to expand their opportunities for the future using media and technology.