Thanks for your interest in being one of the students in the 2020 Documentary History Project for Youth (DHPY).

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020 at 5pm
The Documentary History Project for Youth is an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. In past years students have focused on policing, African American history, and local folk music traditions.
The program will run from April 2020 – November 2020. Interested applicants must be willing to commit to 5 hours per week during the school year and up to 10 hours per week in the summer. Participants are paid a stipend for their participation.

Please complete this application. When all the applications are in, we will send you a letter about interviews and next steps. In the meantime, you, your parent or guardian or your school should feel free to call 215-222-4201, or email us at with questions about Scribe Video Center or the Documentary History Project for Youth.  
In order to complete this application you will need the following:
  • Copies of your 2 most recent report cards, even if one is from your previous school
  • Two letters of support, with at least one being from a recent or current teacher or school counselor
  •  Responses to these 3 questions:
  1. Why are you interested in video making and what would you like to learn? 
  2. Why is history important to you?
  3. Why would you make a good member of the 2020 Documentary History Project for Youth production team?
We look forward to receiving your application!