//I AM – Imagination, Arts and Media.
The I AM (Imagination, Arts and Media) Youth Program was launched in 2008 and is supported by the City of New Westminster, BC Gaming and Massey Theatre Society. The project endeavors to inspire youth between the ages of 13-24 to participate fully in a creative and productive local community and in the global community beyond.
The program is ever evolving in response to young people creating art all over our community; in their homes, classrooms and in many wonderful paid programs. Through I AM, we aim to discover and support New Westminster’s artistic talent, encourage community participation in the arts and personal development through the arts. Programs are open to all interested youth, are responsive to emerging interest areas and are generally free for participants. Some components of the program are deeply engaging building lasting relationships with youth and creating opportunities for older youth to mentor younger youth in leading and directing activities.