Events

The 2017 Eddy Awards

April 17, 2017
Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Learn more about the Eddy Awards

The Foundation will announce the Eddy Award winners on Monday, April 17.  The Eddy Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 2 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street #2, with a reception starting at 6:00 p.m., and the award ceremony following at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Olga de Santa Anna at 332-0989 or olgadesantaanna@gmail.com.

Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital World

February 23, 2017  from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Santa Cruz High School
415 Walnut Avenue

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County is partnering with Santa Cruz City Schools to host a screening of Screenagers – a film that explores the impact of screen time on kids AND offers solutions on how we can help kids find balance. This film offers relevant information about challenges of youth/“screen-time” – and what, we as youth development professionals, parents, grandparents, care providers, educators, etc., can do to change the direction of this phenomenon. 

The event, sponsored by Erik’s Delicafe, will be held Thursday, February 23 from 7-9pm at Santa Cruz High Auditorium. Admission is FREE, but space is LIMITED and tickets are REQUIRED. RSVP HERE: https://impactflow.com/event/1418/checkout/tickets

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQx2X0BXgZg
Check out their website: http://www.screenagersmovie.com/

The film is in English and offers Spanish Subtitles.

ABOUT THE FILM
SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. 


Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 


In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.