THE DJ PROJECT PROGRAMS
Event Production Crew
Ages 14-21 • $200-$250 monthly stipends
Produce hip hop events • Learn marketing/event production skills • Engage your Community
- Youth ages 14-21
- Commit to an 8 month program cycle
- Must be punctual and willing to participate
- Able to participate and work on event days
The Event Production Crew is a dynamic group of young people who design and produce Hip Hop community events that empower their neighborhood. Both a stipend based program as well as one that accepts work placement from Agency Employment programs, it is blended with the EP Events/Campaigns program where youth workers are responsible for the execution of The DJ Project’s event production, business management, and marketing activities.
Youth learn a host of industry specific skills such as event conceptualization and development, vendor and artist relations, outreach and promotion, grant writing, etc. Each cycle, the youth crew applies for youth philanthropy grants and uses the funds awarded towards the production of an even bigger and better event.
Youth enrolled in this program will focus on EP Events/Campaigns 2 days out of the week, and the DJ Project Event Production module for the another 2 days out of the week.
The program is offered year round via 2 cycles: School: 32 weeks, and Summer: 8 weeks, in duration.
- 32 weeks, 4 hours per week
- Session Dates: September – May
- Days: Tuesdays & Fridays
- Times: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
- 8 weeks, 8 hours per week
- Session Dates: Mid June – Mid August
- Days: Mondays & Thursdays
- Times: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Christian Cuadrado, Program Coordinator
Funded by DPH
Last but not least…
Youth interested in joining the DJ Project youth crew will enjoy a position that involves learning, growing, having fun, and values each individual as a crucial component of the Team.
The DJ Project youth crew functions more like a family and shares a common interest to bring happiness, fun, and excitement to the community through our youth-led events. Your position in The DJ Project’s youth crew is more than a job. It is a life-changing experience. This program gives you the tools and space to develop strong employment skills and foster creativity; all the while having fun, building community, and gaining self-confidence.