Mamadi Doumbouia getting a first look at his New York Times Magazine story

NYC SALT’s mission is to engage, inspire, and empower underserved youth in New York City to reach their full potential through photography, video, understanding of the visual arts industry and guiding our students through the college application process. We get 100% of our students into college and 84% of those kids are the first in their family to go to college. Our graduates are working for some of the top editorial and advertising companies in the world.

Emeraude Dorcelly studying for the ACT exam

At SALT The Residency Class and many of our mentors visited the New York Times Magazine this week. We were regaled with stories by Kathy Ryan, Jessica Dimson and Amy Kellner on how they created the videos and Augmented Reality piece for this years Great Performers issue. We also learned how the magazine works and had a tour of the newsroom. Thank you Kathy, Jessica, Amy and Pia Peterson for giving us so much of your time!
The Residency Class had the most amazing time at Facebook! We learned all about how to create stellar Instagram Stories and even created our own SALT ads! A very special thanks to Annie Foster, Brittany Johnson and Shelly Xu for sharing their knowledge, time and enthusiasm! Also a shout out to the one and only Michael Kaminski for helping to make this happen.
Coney Island in November? Oh yeah! We had a wonderful time with a combined group of students from the Residency and Workshop programs on an absolutely glorious day out on the boardwalk and beach. The light was magnificent and it was eerily quiet in a very cool way. We took lots of photos and videos. We got hot dogs at Nathan's and more food at Checkers!

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