Youth and Community Programming

Out of the Box – Artist residencies and workshops that bring the performing arts to underserved populations throughout Miami-Dade County.

Backstage Pass – through which we provide free tickets and transportation to youth to attend our performances.

Filmmakers Bootcamp – a summer program that teaches youth to make short films.

Preserving, Archiving and Teaching Hip Hop (P.A.T.H.) –a summer program founded by Brimstone127, that allows youth to study the 4 elements of Hip Hop culture (Art, Dance, MC-ing and DJ-ing).


PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hiphop) will host its 4th Annual PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy at Miami Light Project from July 8, 2013 – August 2, 2013. Whether you are into DJing (Music), Emceeing (Rapping), BBoying/Bgirling (Hip Hop dance) or Writing (Street Art/ Urban Art), PATH is the place to be!

Hiphoppas (youth) aged 13-18 will learn, study and practice Hip Hop culture with Miami Hip Hop pioneers, professionals and celebrity guests. In addition, they will learn about leadership, community service and entrepreneurship. Lunch served daily. Seating is limited. Registration is open at

PATH engages youth in Hip Hop culture, community service, entrepreneurship, teamwork, leadership and creativity. We teach the history, philosophy and creative elements of Hip Hop, while challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture. PATH builds self-esteem and confidence while teaching skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future.

PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy is produced and presented in partnership with Miami Light Project and receives support and funding from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust and the Kennedy Foundation.

Filmmakers Bootcamp

Filmmakers Boot Camp is an intensive instruction in the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking taught by professional Miami-based filmmakers. Over the course of two weeks, students write, shoot, edit and mix their own short films, culminating in a public screening of student films.