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KITS Production Studio with Purpose

Disrupting the foster care-to-prison-&-homelessness pipeline.
Increasing career readiness, social capital & personal wellness.

Since 2009, KITS has empowered youth impacted by the foster and carceral systems to heal from trauma through transformative arts education. Now, Kids In The Spotlight is launching KITS Production Studio with Purpose [PSWP] to change life outcomes for youth in/from foster care by increasing career readiness, social capital, and resiliency. PSWP projects to generate 860 work opportunities annually as a workforce development program.

Watch the below video to take a sneak peek of our 3D walk-through model.

Operating as a social enterprise, PSWP will leverage the tools and labor income of the entertainment industry to provide racial and economic equity to L.A.’s most underserved youth through workplace training in film production.

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PSWP will operate seven days a week as a vocational training and social enterprise facility providing transitional age youth access to creative opportunities, hands-on sector-based job training, and paid work opportunities, empowering them to achieve their goals and become leaders in their communities.

KITS offers industry professionals the opportunity to pay it forward by renting PSWP studio sets for their productions, while hiring KITS alumni on production sets, giving youth formerly from the foster care system opportunities to grow their resumes, expand their networks, and to be hired onto other projects as well.

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PSWP will operate seven days a week as a vocational training and social enterprise facility providing transitional age youth access to creative opportunities, hands-on sector-based job training, and paid work opportunities, empowering them to achieve their goals and become leaders in their communities.

This $3 million-dollar-project is aimed to be completed in 2024, with the fundraising goal of $2.5 million by May 6, 2023 (our 14th birthday!) to purchase the building outright. KITS moves into our new home, under lease, on January 16, 2023.

As the studio provides real opportunities to empower youth impacted by the foster and carceral systems to be self-sufficient, it will be creating racial and economic justice for these often overlooked and most vulnerable youth. We invite you to become a part of something with a lasting impact, both for the creative economy and youth in/from the foster care system here in Los Angeles!

For major gifts and corporate engagement, please contact Tige Charity at tige@kitsinc.org or 818-945-2009.

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