The Florida Museum of Photographic Art, or FMoPA (or spelled phonetically: Fa-mope-ah), began a new community outreach project for youth in March. Thanks to a grant by The Eckerd Family Foundation, last month a few FMoPA volunteers (including yours truly) developed curriculum and began teaching digital photography and literacy to K-12 students at a Boys and Girls Club in Hillsborough County.
We hope to take this pilot program county-wide next year.
At the end of April we'll have a museum showing of the student's photos and essays. I'll keep you posted on the details.
Photos by Maikel Izquierdo