ParaDYM Academy is where youth voice, art and activism combine. ParaDYM Academy provides hands-on STEAM programs that combine the arts, technology, and community engagement. Not only do our youth learn how to leverage their existing media production skills, but they also learn how to use those skills to empower themselves and serve their community. To achieve this vision, ParaDYM Academy Inc provides after-school, extended day, and out-of-school programs offering connected learning though media literacy, transmedia production, game design, social entrepreneurship and life-skill training that prepare youth for post high school educational opportunities and for successful transitions into the workforce.
We believe that by empowering, preparing and mentoring the next generation of media literate youth in digital citizenship, community engagement, and content creation our youth will become future leaders in the digital economy.
Play. Produce. Empower
Education through hands-on experiences (Play)
Youth Voice through content creation (Produce)
Social entrepreneurship/youth advocacy through community engagement (Empower)
Beginning Monday May 9th, the new online schedule will be as follows:
Monday 4-6pm: Professional Development for Aspiring Musicians
Tuesday 4-6pm: Digital Music Production
Wednesday 2-4: Visual Arts
Thursday 2 - 4 pm: VR/Coding with CoSpaces Edu
Friday 2 - 4pm: Website/Portfolio Development with Wix
Saturday 1 - 3pm : Movie Watch Parties
Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our programs will be held online via Zoom until further notice, until May 16th use this link to log into our online workshops:
Join us Saturdays from 1 to 3 for the ParaDYM Academy Watch Parties. Each Saturday we will host a watch party using Netfilx Party
This week's Class URL:https://zoom.us/j/93408705146?pwd=YU1OQndqUVVyY24rakpqZTlnakw2UT09
Todays Discord URL: N/A
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Saturday's movie URL (posted every Saturday @1pm):
Before the was an Endgame, there was Next Avengers. Join us for today's family friendly animated feature. Remember, you'll need to click on the red NP icon to join a party after clicking on your party invite link.
600 East St
New Britain CT, 06053
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Recording Academy Memberships
Qualified high school youth participating in paraDYM academy's video and music cohorts will qualified for one year student memberships in the the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the academy responsible for the Emmy Awards, and Recording Academy Memberships, the academy responsible for the Grammy Awards
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New Online Schedule begins April 13th!