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.
  • Single Parent Family

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: Friday, May 14, 2021 (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: Friday, May 14, 2021 (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 summer 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 October 2, 2021, Film: Space Jam: A New Legacy

WHO: 

To be a member of Film Club you must be 11-17 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.org

 

Summer Film Camp

This summer we are offering In-Person and Hybrid Summer Programs, plus we are partnering with Notre Dame High School to offer some of our classes. We will also be offering special workshops in: Cinematography, and Screenwriting.

Social Media Documentary-2021 (In-Person)

Dates: June 28-July 2, 2021

Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grades: 5th-8th

Young Filmmakers will learn how to produce and direct a Micro Documentary project that they will be able to distribute on Social Media. This course was created to teach young Filmmakers, how to produce a Micro Documentary Project, through Pre-Production, Interviewing/Filming, and Editing.

Producer’s Boot Camp (Hybrid: Online and In-Person)

Dates: June 14-June 30’ 2021

Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grades: 8th-12th


In this Film Camp, participants will learn how to produce original video content. This workshop explores the power of film as a platform to express issues, themes, and participants will learn hands-on production with industry professional. Young Filmmakers will work in groups to complete Pre-Production Short Film Project. The Project will be filmed in the fall.

There will be training in Casting, Storyboards, Shot list, Script breakdowns, Budgeting, Locations, and much more.

Creative Filmmaker Mentorship Program (Online)

Dates: June 28-July 2’ 2021

Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grades: 11th-12th

Pre-requisite: You must have attended one of our Programs: (Film Camp, Film Club, Film Screening, Photography, or Acting)

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, March 13, 2020. 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
  • Due to the Quarantine, we have not been able to get all of our submissions Judge. We are hoping to have the winners’ Announced by June 30, 2020. We are very sorry about this.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.

Questions?

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

2021 Film Workshops

Thank you so much for everyone that supported our 2021 Film Workshops. We will be back with our workshops in September 2021.


Our next workshop is on Saturday, September, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

This workshop is being presented with a Special Presentation from Entertainment Industry.   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


Thoughts on a Page:

The Script Writing Workshop

In this One-Day Writing Workshop. Participants will learn how to connect to their voices, and write real movies scrip. Learning from professional screenwriters, Young Writers will build up their voices as artists, and gain confidence in their story-telling skills plus they will learn the foundations of structure for Scriptwriting. Plus a special demonstration of the screenwriting software Celtx.. You don’t want to miss this workshop!!!!!

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Foundation’s Venice Arts Space

Creative Acting Workshop!

Join us for our “AMAZING,” One-Day Acting Workshop. During this two-hour 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 Acting Professional Teachers!

This is a free workshop and snacks will be provided!!!!!

Students should bring their own lunch. A refrigerator and microwave is available. We will provide snacks (water, juice, fruit, popcorn, etc), however students are encouraged to bring any snacks they’d like.

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Foundation’s Venice Arts Space

 

Digital 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: October 9-November 6, 20201  
  • AGES: 11-17
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • WHERE: Venice Beach Space- Address will be emailed.
  • 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

Saturday Digital Photography