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Youth Breaking Borders

Youth Breaking Borders (YBB) is our intensive popular education and leadership program for immigrant and refugee youth. In YBB, youth produce media that explores critical issues faced by new immigrant youth and their communities; and distribute the pieces, in NYC and nationally, through film screenings, workshops and online delivery platforms to build broad-based support for immigrant youth and intergenerational social change efforts.

Watch Youth Breaking Border films below! Please contact Luce at luce [at] global-action.org to set up a screening.

Are you interested in joining Youth Breaking Borders? Apply Here! Tell us about yourself and why you want to join and we'll contact you when the next program begins. Youth Breaking Borders meets Wednesdays from 4 - 7pm at G.A.P.

News and Updates

2016 Films Now Streaming Online!

We are excited to announce the online launch of Global Action Project’s 2016 films! We hope that you will check out our incredible youth-produced films and share them with your friends, communities and networks!

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To Blend or To Dream

A group of immigrant youth decide how to respond when politician "Donald Cruz" comes to speak at their high school. Created by G.A.P.'s Youth Breaking Borders media program for immigrant youth, this film addresses the current anti-immigrant political climate and the personal impact that this fever pitch xenophobia is having on immigrant youth.

Join Our Fall Programs & Become a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer!

Global Action Project is currently accepting applications from youth aged 14-21 for our 2015-2016 youth media programs! As a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer you will learn how to tell stories, share opinions, grow your leadership, discuss the power of media in society, and work with a great group of other young people to make videos that will make an impact around issues that are important to you and your community.

Our youth media programs run once a week from November 2015 to June 2016. The programs are FREE and you don’t need any media experience to join. Travel costs and snacks are provided. Internship credit is also possible through your school. Applications are due November 6, and you can check out one of our open houses on October 28 & 29th!

2015 Films Now Streaming Online!

Watch Keep Ya Head Up

Click here for the links to watch our newest youth produced films!

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Keep Ya Head Up

Following the stories of two youth, this film addresses the impact of policing and surveillance, specifically on young immigrant and black communities in New York City. Youth producers are hoping to use the film to raise awareness among high school students about how they can fight back against Islamophobia and racism in their schools, on the streets and in NYC policy.

Global Action Project's 2015 End of Year Screening! June 30th 6-9pm

G.A.P’s End of Year Screening is coming up on Tuesday, June 30th! Join us for the premiere of this year's youth produced films! We can't wait to celebrate with you! Click for more to find the link to reserve your tickets!

Upgrading your Computers or Video Production Equipment? Call us!

Global Action Project, a youth media arts organization with a social justice mission, is currently looking for computers and camera equipment for our programs and trainings. If you or your organization is upgrading and wants to sell your equipment or make a tax-deductible donation to a great cause, we'd love your old equipment. Your equipment will be an invaluable resource for hundreds of LGBTQ youth, immigrant youth and youth of color throughout NYC who are using media at G.A.P. to share their stories and organize for justice in their communities. Thank you so much for thinking of us!

Become a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer!

Global Action Project is currently accepting applications from youth aged 14-21 for our 2014-2015 youth media programs! As a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer you will learn how to tell stories, share opinions, grow your leadership, discuss the power of media in society, and work with a group to make videos that will make an impact around issues that are important to you and your community. Our youth media programs run once a week from October 2014 to June 2015. The programs are FREE and you don’t need any media experience to join. Applications due October 10, 2014 or until programs are full. Apply online here today!

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V. The Great Performer

Videl, an undocumented street performer, struggles with police harassment in New York City. He decides to take action by joining his friend and other youth organizers in a Know Your Rights program. Will his struggle with police continue? Through this video, the producers of Youth Breaking Borders hope to empower viewers to change their situation by accessing resources and building community.

Marcia & Pavina Win for "The Quest for Us!"

Quest for Us Award

Youth Breaking Borders participants, Marcia and Pavina, win the "Best Overall Film" award for "The Quest for Us" at the LaGuardia Community College International High School's 2014 Film Festival. Congratulations to them and the entire YBB program!

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