Date: Check Your Head was involved from 2007 – 2009, though the program is ongoing.
Project Partner: University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts
Free university learning for low-income youth without the strings and barriers associated with full-time post-secondary study! Youth living in and around the Downtown Eastside were able to participate in a non-credit, university level course on media, art and identity – learning about things like video production, YouTube, media theory, Marshall McLuhan and more. Check Your Head participated in this exciting program, which was launched in 1999 and counts over 450 graduates, as a partner involved in designing outreach materials, training outreach facilitators and program coordinators, and evaluating the program.