In recognition of her services of helping others, the Tonya James-Gordon Scholarship has been established.

Tonya James-Gordon Educational Scholarship (California)

Ms. James-Gordon was a Contributor to the foundation up until the time of her death. The Foundation decided to honor her by establishing a scholarship in her honor, for students in the Compton, California School District. Each year one boy and girl will be awarded the scholarship.

The $250.00 award will be given this year to one high school senior from the Compton area. The Senior must meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative 2.5 or above grade point average.
  • Have been accepted by a junior college or four-year university.
  • Must attend one of the high schools in the Compton School District.
  • Consideration is given to schools in Los Angeles County.

In addition to the above criteria, the applicant must submit the following forms:

  • Application Form
  • An attached letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  • A copy of his/her transcript.
  • Proof of college enrollment.
  • A 500-800 word essay not to exceed two pages doubled space typed on one of the following topics:
    1. Write about one of your passions and how you believe pursuing this passion will make you a better person.
    2. How can pursuing a specific area of study in college help you make positive contributions to your community and/or the world?
    3. Write about an experience that changed your life for the better.
    4. Write about an experience in which you changed another person’s life for the better.

Entry Deadline:

Received By: Monday, May 16, 2022 (this is not a postmarked deadline).

Questions:

E-mail: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(305) 203-4554

In recognition of her services to the Dade County Public Schools as an educator, The Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Educational Scholarship was established in 2005.

Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation Scholarship (Florida)

Dr. Harkins was a life-long educator of the Dade County Public Schools who believed in the power of teaching all children. Dr. Harkins felt that there wasn’t enough caring and concern for the students in the schools. This predicament moved her to instigate change. By becoming a teacher, coordinator and an administrator, Dr. Harkins strived for not only the betterment of the conditions in schools, but for the betterment of the students as well.

The $250.00 award will be given this year to one high school senior from the South Dade, area. The Senior must meet the following criteria:

• A cumulative 2.5 or above grade point average.
• Have been accepted by a junior college or four-year university.
• Must attend high school in Miami, Florida, (preference giving to schools in the South Dade Area).

In addition to the above criteria, the applicant must submit the following forms:

• Application Form
• An attached letter of recommendation from a teacher.
• A copy of his/her transcript.
• Proof of college enrollment.
• A 500-800 word essay not to exceed two pages (double-spaced, typed) on one of the following topics:

a) Write about one of your passions and how you believe pursuing this passion will make you a better person.
b) How can pursuing a specific area of study in college help you make positive contributions to your community and/or the world?
c) Write about an experience that changed your life for the better.
d) Write about an experience in which you changed another person’s life for the better.

Entry Deadline:

Received By: Monday, May 16, 2022 (this is not a postmarked deadline).

Questions:

E-mail: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(305) 203-4554

Flim Club

Are you a Pre-Teen/Teen That loves movies? Do you love to watch movies and then discuss them with other filmmakers? If you answered, “Yes,” then Film Club is for you!

WHAT: 

This winter join us for our Virtual Movie Screenings where we watch films, discuss them and have an “Amazing” Question and Answer session with a Production Team Member or Actor from the film.

WHY: 

Our program was establish to have young filmmakers learn the basic elements of visual storytelling (i.e. what makes a film a film and not a book, painting, etc.) and put them into practice.

WHEN: 

Once-month the club will screen a current film, that members have selected, watch the film and have  discussion about the film Online. Our next movie screening is May 21, 2022 Film: “The Mitchells Vs The Machines “

WHO: 

To be a member of Film Club you must be 10-17 and have a passion for Films and Filmmaking.

Registration is open now: 

To register, complete the form below, or email our foundation at: programs@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.ors  

 

Summer Film Camp

FILM CAMP IS HERE

Location: Venice Space
Date: July 18-29’ 2022

About the Camp: Young filmmakers will learn the moviemaking process including pre-production, storyboarding, filming techniques, and post-production editing. They will also understand how to use music, and sound effects to add drama and excitement to their film. At the end they will create their own short film to be screened the last day of camp!

This hands-on Film Camp was created to teach young Filmmakers, how to produce a Short Film Project. All Filmmakers will have the can learn firsthand from award-winning filmmakers how to create a short, plus they will also be able collaborate with other young Filmmakers! Fieldtrips to include: Warner Brothers, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and lots more!

Registration is available from: May 23rd – July 11’ 2022

Fees: 500.00 (Early Bird Special: 400.00, until July 6’ 2022)

Creative Filmmaker Mentorship Program (Online) 2022

Dates: June 20-23′ 22

Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grades: 7th-12th

The Foundation’s Emerging Filmmaker Mentorship Program consist of a one-day workshop of Careers In Filmmaking and three days of working with an Adult Mentor in the field of Television and Film Productions. The Program provides a rare opportunity for youth interested in film to interact with professionals in the industry and to gain experience as they serve as their mentor. The Foundation is excited about the possibilities and broadening horizons and creating a meaningful and supportive environment for Young Filmmakers.

Essay Contest

Win the Grand Prize and receive a Nextbook 7″ Tablet with 8GB memory with Google Mobile Services!

2019-2020 ESSAY WINNERS!!!!

1st Place: Esther Kim (Los Angeles)

2nd Place: Maria Delgado (Ponce de Leon Middle School)

3rd Place: Leo Luis (Ponce de Leon Middle School)

Honorable Mention: Nicole Claro (Ponce de Leon Middle School

Essay Question:

Imagine that you could give advice to someone—it could be someone you know personally, a historical figure, or a famous person living today. Write an essay that identifies the person and the advice you would give. Choose a familiar subject so that you can provide details and explain why this person needs your advice. (Answers must be from 300-500 words)

Requirements:

  • Only one essay per student may be submitted.
  • Your essay must be 300-500 words.
  • All essays should:
    • be double-spaced
    • have 1-inch margins
    • include page numbers
    • include an essay title
    • student’s name, age, and grade must appear on each page of the essay
    • be typed in Times New Roman, 12-pt font
    • be in Microsoft Word, PDF, or other compatible format

Entry Deadline: 

Entry must be postmarked by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, 29 April 2022. Only the person entering the essay is eligible to win. No substitutes with be accepted. Only one entry per person and only one person is allowed on the entry form.

Eligibility:

Entrants must be a middle school student (6-8 grades) attending school in the United States. Student can attend a public/private school or homeschool program.

How to enter:

Entrants must complete an official entry form (make sure that your parent/teacher signs the form). Submit the form with the essay via:

Entries must be complete or they will not be eligible for consideration.

Contest prizes:

  • 1st place: Nextbook 7″ Tablet with 8GB Memory with Google Mobile Services
  • 2nd place: $50.00 Gift Card for Barnes & Noble
  • 3rd place: $25.00 Gift Card for Barnes & Noble

Questions?

e-mail: elisia@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org
Telephone Number: (305) 203–4554

2022 Film Workshops

Thank you so much for everyone that supported our 2021 Film Workshops. We are back for the 2021-2022 School Year!

 

Our next workshop is on Saturday, May  28,  2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

This workshop is being presented with Casting Directors from Film and Television.   Free Lunches from Starbucks will be given to the first Ten Students Filmmakers that sign-up  This is a free event that we will be presenting once a month.

If your child is interested in attending, please do the following:

Register at programs@barbaraseniorsharskinsfoundation.org, by e-mailing us their name, age, and Guardian contact information.  

For more details e-mail the foundation at: programs@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org


APRIL CREATIVE ACTING WORKSHOP:

For YOUNG ACTORS!

Join us for our “AMAZING,” One-Day Acting Workshop. During workshop, young Actors will explore the art of theatre through ensemble building games, storytelling games, story structure, improv, and design! It is going to be EPIC!!!!!! Workshop will be taught by Professional Actor/Producer, M. Dale Walton.

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Foundation’s Venice Arts Space

Digital Online Photography Saturday Class

This Five-Weeks (Once a week online) class for Pre-Teens/Teens is designed to introduce to them the fundamental operations, techniques, and composition of digital photography. The class is taught by professional photographers who will cover information such as shutter speed and aperture, image quality, and compositional methods to help students develop their vision as young photographers. This program will also cover Photoshop. Students will also have the opportunity to go out and work on photo assignments, and at the end there will be a Photography Virtual Gallery Showing of their work. Students must have their own DSLR Camera and computer access to attend class. 

If interested, please complete and submit the application form.

Program Info

Basic Digital Photography 
  • Dates: March 5-April 2′ 2022
  • We Also have a Thursday Online Class! Information when you register!
  • AGES: 10-17
  • 10:00am-12:00pm (Different Times) 
  • WHERE: Online/In-Person
  • Fees: 75.00 (Returning Members:  50.00) 

If you have questions, you can call the Foundation at: (310) 226 – 8441 or e-mail us (info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org