Dr. BSHF Foundation: May 2024 Newsletter

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE VISION: Filmmakers & Music Composers Workshop

Are you ready to embark on a journey where the realms of visual storytelling and musical enchantment converge? Join us for our final Break With a Pro Workshop of the 2023-2024 school year where you’ll hear from three wildly talented TV and film composers: Dave Porter, Daniel Rojas, and Kathryn Bostic.
WHEN: Saturday, May 25 from 10am-12pm (Pacific Time)
WHERE: Online via Zoom
HOW: Email us at programs@barbaraseniorsharskinsfoundation.org

ENGAGE, CREATE, PERFORM: Join our Teen Acting Club for an unforgettable journey into theatre arts!

Our Young Acting Program convenes twice a month and offers a range of activities. From online sessions with industry speakers to invigorating improv classes, plus an annual field trip to a live theatre performance, our teen acting club nurtures a community where passion for acting blossoms, friendships flourish, and young talents thrives.
If interested in joining, please email the foundation at: programs@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org.

10 DAYS OF FUN: Dive into a transformative two-week summer film camp!

Embark on an immersive journey of cinematic discovery through our two-week summer film camp. Participants will delve into the art of filmmaking through hands-on workshops, expert guidance, and collaborative projects, igniting their passion for the craft. Through practical training in pre-production, production, and post-production, attendees gain invaluable skills in storytelling, cinematography, and editing. Engage with industry professionals, guest speakers, and film screenings, broadening your perspective and deepening your appreciation for the art of filmmaking, all while forging lasting connections within the film community.
WHEN: July 8-19 from 9am-3pm
WHERE: 503 Brooks Ave, Venice, CA
WHO: Students ages 11-17
FEE: $500/student
HOW: Email us at programs@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org

EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS: Apply to one of our scholarships!

Carla Hairston Communicate Well Scholarship

We are delighted to introduce the Carla Hairston Communicate Well Scholarship for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year! This scholarship was designed to recognize and support undergraduate students who exemplify exceptional communication skills and a dedication to impactful expression. Named in honor of Carla Hairston’s distinguished commitment to fostering effective communication, it offers recipients financial assistance, while also providing access to exclusive communication workshops, mentorship opportunities, and networking events. As we inaugurate the Carla Hairston Communicate Well Scholarship, we encourage undergraduate students to seize this chance to showcase their eloquence, coherence, and persuasive discourse.
For more information and to submit an application, visit the “Scholarships” page on our website.

Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship, named in honor of Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins’ extraordinary legacy, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders, change-makers, and visionaries. Recipients of the scholarship will not only receive financial assistance, but will also have access to mentorship, leadership development programs, and networking opportunities designed to ignite their potential and propel them toward impactful leadership roles. We invite aspiring scholars to seize this chance to embark on a transformative educational journey that embodies Dr. Harkins’ dedication to excellence and leadership in academia and beyond.
For more information and to submit an application, visit the “Scholarships” page on our website.

A DAY OF APPRECIATION AND JOY: Special picnic to honor our volunteers and youth participants!

Join us as we host a special picnic to express gratitude to our dedicated volunteers and celebrate the bright spirits of the students who are part of our non-profit program. This picnic is a token of our appreciation for the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of our volunteers, as well as a joyful occasion to create unforgettable memories with the inspiring children in our program. We invite everyone to partake in a day filled with warmth, appreciation, and the joy of making a positive difference in our community. Let’s make this a day of gratitude, laughter, and cherished moments, as we recognize the impact of our volunteers and celebrate the incredible children who enrich our lives.
WHEN: June 22 from 1pm-3pm
WHERE: Downy Park
Email us at programs@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org for more information.


MAY 25: Break With a Pro Workshop: TV & Film Composers

JUNE 15: Elemental film screening

JUNE 22: Foundation picnic

JULY 8-19: Film Camp

AUGUST: Photography workshop


The foundation accepts donations throughout the year for all of its programs. If you would like to donate to the foundation, please visit our website at https://barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org and click “Support Us” in the top right corner.