Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-91, The Screen and CCA theaters are temporarily closed and Youth Partners Program (YPP) visits have been suspended.
However, YPP continues to offer the virtual experience for FREE. Below you will find information for each film in our YPP archive. If you are interested in an educational viewing with an accompanying YPP lesson plan, please contact us for more information.
Thank you for all you’re doing to keep our children and families safe!
Since the conception of CCA’s Youth Partners Program in 2012, our staff of artists and educators have presented films that inspire students to pursue careers in STEAM-based subjects and introduce students to real-life cultural heroes. CCA’s Youth Partners strives to collaborate with educators in weaving our films into existing curriculum to improve classroom outcomes and offer meaningful educational experiences.
For each title in our archive, we’ve designed materials that allow the power of film to build connections between students’ self-identity and community.
History and Overview
The Center for Contemporary Arts created the Youth Partners Program in 2012 in order to share stories of real-life heroes with Santa Fe’s youth. The program provides opportunities for middle and high school students to engage in critical thinking practices, engage in discussion on current affairs, and encounter stories of success and perseverance.
The Youth Partners Program brings teenage students from Santa Fe’s schools and youth organizations into the Cinematheque for film screenings and presentations and sends CCA staff and guest educators with films and curriculum into local public schools. The CCA staff curates films that can benefit students, creates a curriculum around each film, and invites educators to weave these programs into their existing lessons.
This successful program seeks to improve educational outcomes and increase interest among students in pursuing careers in STEAM-based (science-technology-engineering-arts-math) subjects as well as exposing students to inspiring cultural stories.
“I think this is a really cool program and gave me a lot of thought-provoking ideas.”
“I really enjoyed watching and getting further in depth…”
“I discovered that I was really interested in the topic.”
“Would love to come back.”-Students
“Capital High School thrives on opportunities for our students to participate in learning experiences in the larger Santa Fe community. Our teachers and students learn from, and enjoy participating in the exciting films…”
“It was a wonderful experience, and CCA YPP made it so easy for teachers to organize. Will definitely be looking into bringing students again. Thank you!”
“CCA is leading the minds of hundreds of young people to pay attention to potential careers, instructing them on how to read about science in the news, and connecting the creativity of art to genuine social and scientific change.”-Teachers