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Welcome to the application pages for the Youth Documentary Academy. For 2017, our primary YDA session runs for approximately 7 weeks starting at the beginning of June.  Participants are expected to be available for and attend the entire session.


√  Must be between the ages of 14-18

√ Application completed online and submitted before April 15, 2017 (Click on the “apply” page or click HERE) Consideration for application extensions will be made if contacted by April 15.

√ Provide name and email address for one teacher or mentor who has agreed to provide a letter of recommendation

√ Student and Guardian Commitment form signed.

We will email to confirm receipt of any online applications and to follow up with any additional required materials.  Interviews will be scheduled in late April and applicants will be notified of acceptance in early May.

These are OUR stories. I’m amazed at what we had access to in a seven-week program. YDA has helped me in so many ways.