The Delphi Summer Teen Media program was thrilled to return to an in-person, six-week summer intensive format for the first time in two years! The program was creatively and successfully held virtually during COVID. The program provides Philadelphia students the opportunity to create original films, from script to screen, under the mentorship of professional filmmakers. Students learn about each phase of the filmmaking process, including camera techniques, script writing, cinematography, directing, lighting, costume design, acting, and editing. Hear from the students in the program this summer in this brief video.
Each summer rising seniors in the STEM Scholars Program are matched with a local university or corporation in their field of interest for paid, real-world internships. Host sites this summer included Penn Medicine, Drexel University’s School of Engineering, the Discovery Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jacob’s Engineering Group, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, among others. On September 21, these outstanding students presented their internship experiences at the STEM Scholars Internship Showcase.
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, it is important to highlight Delphi Project Foundation’s (DPF) deep connection to the Philadelphia Hispanic community. For more than twenty years, DPF has worked with Taller Puertorriqueño and Esperanza.
Delphi Teen Sketch is a high school program for Philadelphia public school students to explore, create, and discuss art alongside other Philadelphia teens.
The Delphi Teen Media Program returned to the intensive six-week in-person program this summer. The program provides Philadelphia students the opportunity to create original films under the mentorship of professional filmmakers. Students learn about each phase of the filmmaking process from script to screen, including camera techniques, script writing, cinematography, directing, acting and editing.
The High School Choreographic Mentorship Students had the opportunity to dance on stage accompanied by the All City Orchestra Summer Academy (ACOSA) at the Mann Center on August 4.
Congratulations to the graduating STEM Scholars students! These extraordinary students collectively earned 121 acceptances into 69 colleges and universities around the country. They were also awarded four-year scholarships totaling more than $4 million! The future is bright for these students.
Students in the Mann Motion & Music Academy (MMA) program performed for family and friends at the Mann Center in May. Delphi Project Foundation helps support the program which includes dance, drumming, and choir programming for students from Global Leadership Academy (GLA). MMA features professional instructors from Philadelphia Ballet, MadBeatz Philly, and Sister Cities Choir. From October to May, the students worked with their instructors in twice a week after school classes. Sixty-two students participated in this year’s program.
The annual Let’s Dance Summer Camp took place in June at the Esperanza Theater and Arts Center. The camp, in partnership with Philadelphia Ballet, is a two-week immersive program that serves middle and high school students from across Philadelphia who are interested in taking their love of dance to the next level.
The Delphi Teen Sketch Club collaborated with the Delphi Project/Philadelphia Ballet on “Behind the Stage Door” earlier this year. The students created self-portraits that embraced the theme of invisibility, hidden stories, and transformation. The students’ work was displayed at the Cherry Street Pier during the month of May. The students also submitted an artist statement to give the viewer insight into their process, thoughts and feelings when creating their work of art. Click here to see all of the student projects and artist statements.
For the first time in two years, Delphi Project Foundation students in the Let’s Dance Program and the High Choreographic Mentorship Program performed in-person to an enthusiastic crowd of family, friends, and visitors at the Cherry Street Pier.
The Choreographic Mentorship Program provides a unique opportunity for students who are interested in exploring the craft of choreography. Students meet weekly with professional dance mentors who guide them through the choreographic process with the goal of creating an original dance piece. The program offers an intensive learning experience that will allow the students to build their dance portfolio to prepare for the college level.
In addition to learning visual art and filmmaking skills, a primary goal of the Delphi Project Program is to introduce students to professional artists and a variety of career paths and opportunities. While the pandemic has created challenges, one awesome benefit of virtual programming is access to artists from all of the country.
Delphi Project Foundation’s partnership with Philadelphia Ballet will culminate with a multimedia performance and visual art exhibition at the Cherry Street Pier this spring.