Summer Programs at Youngstown!

Join us this summer!

Youngstown is an inspirational place to make magic happen! We have a full line-up of summer programs for ages 9 – 22.  For younger Grrls ages 9 – 12 we make media making simple with our new suite of mobile tools including ipods, go pros, and accessories, so they can focus on their creative story telling. For older Grrls we have more advanced gear like our DSLRs, audio, lighting, and editing tools.

Dates: Summer 2015 // 10AM-4PM
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106
Who can apply: Female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth ages 9 - 19.
Prerequisites: No previous video production or animation experience required!


Programs for Youth 9 - 12
 “Animate!” is designed for girls with or without experience in media making. Girls can sign-up once, or multiple times to improve their skills in critical thinking, storyboarding, scriptwriting, teamwork, acting, directing and using mobile apps to edit.

Animate! 10am -4pm
Have you ever wondered how they make your favorite cartoon show or movie? Work in teams to use clay, paper, puppets, whiteboards, toys, and anything you can dream up to create an animated world!

Animate: Your Grrl Power    Aug 3rd - 7th: Show the world what Grrl Power looks like to you.
Register here

Actual cost per student (Tier IV): $625
Subsidized course fee (Tier III): $470
Subsidized course fee (Tier II): $190, $310
Scholarship course fee (Tier I): $50

Programs for Teens 13 - 19
For teens interested in media making - try out our introduction classes: “Animate Your Imagination,” or “Call the Shots,” which are geared towards prepping girls to take our Production Series. For those that have experience in video production - already apply for the Fellowship program, or pick and choose from the Production Series.

Call the Shots Aug 10th-15th
“Lights, Camera, Action!”  Call the shots and learn the ropes of filmmaking in a girl-centric environment. Learn storyboarding, scriptwriting, professional cameras, lighting, and editing.
Register here

Actual cost per student (Tier IV): $900
Subsidized course fee (Tier III): $675
Subsidized course fee (Tier II): $210, $420
Scholarship course fee (Tier I): $50


Registration, Payment & Scholarships:
In order to secure a spot for your student you must: register on-line or via phone, make a full payment or non-refundable deposit of $50 (full payment must be received 14 days in advanced of the class), and 
Medical & Liability Release Form

We can take check, or credit card payments. Reel Grrls programs are on a sliding scale for families in need of assistance. There is a $50 scholarship fee that is refundable after the completion of the class for those that need full scholarships. All program fees and deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Please note that you will be redirected to a PayPal page upon submitting your application. Your application is not complete until you have submitted your pledge.

Contact: Program Coordinator Dorothee Leesing at (206) 375-1132 or at

At Reel Grrls, we welcome participants of any race, class, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and language.