ParaDYM Academy is our after-school and extended day program made up of hands- on, interactive, interconnected media programs called, Co-Ops. Co-Ops are designed to empowering at-risk and marginalized youth through transmedia production and media literacy. Our Co-Ops are hands-on, therefore students learn by working on media projects for local nonprofits in need of media production.
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 ( through media literacy, transmedia production, game design, social entrepreneurship, and life-skill training that prepare youth for post high school educational opportunities and for a 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)
We are now in schools in New Britain! Beginning Sept 27th, We return to fully in-person programming for students at New Britain High School and DiLoreto Middle School.
Monday (NBHS & DiLoreto):
Mixed Media Mondays-
Career Exploration 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday (NBHS & DiLoreto): Thoughtful Tuesdays-
Visual Arts/Journalism/Videography 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday (NBHS & DiLoreto): Rated T for Thursdays-
Esports 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday (NBHS Only):
Fame and Fortune Fridays-
Digital Music Production 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday (NBHS Only):
Studio Time/Workshops/ ESports noon - 4pm
600 East St
New Britain CT, 06053
We have joined World Wide Networks
World Wide Youth Networks (WWYN) is a new network of community partners dedicated to empowering youth to explore a world of possibilities through the digital arts and sciences. WWYN promotes critically conscious youth development, emboldens youth voice, and tackles the digital divide through hybrid after-school, in-school, and out-of-school STEAM)enrichment programs.
We are proud to continue our collaborative partnership with our friends and Champions at R Line Radio. Beginning in November, our Superstars will be streaming thier podcasts and music on this amazing digital platform. Check them out: https://rlineradio.com/
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.