ABOUT VPMA FOUNDATION
VPMA Foundation was created in 2009-2010 on the University of North Florida’s campus as a collegiate organization. My sole purpose was to encourage youth to be the voice of change in their community by becoming hands on civic leaders.VPMA supports arts education programming in media, visual and performing arts for under-served youth within the Greater New Orleans area. Since inception VPMA Foundation has been actively giving back to the community. We have fed the homeless, donated new and slightly used books to Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, performed at various schools and community functions spreading positive messages, and have made great strides towards fulfilling our mission and vision.
In closing, I hope that you will accept the invitation to join us in our efforts to positively impact communities not only locally, but nationally. You’re probably thinking a small act of kindness is not enough. In response, I would like to leave you with a quote by Marianne Williamson,
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we
are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who
are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure
around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make
manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to
do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
Founder & Executive Director
The mission of VPMA Foundation is to educate, empower, and employ under-served youth utilizing media arts to engage them to positively transform themselves, their communities, and the world.
VPMA Foundation envisions a world where media arts is used as vehicles to organize and empower communities, build connections between generations, challenge perspectives, and create an environment for critical thinking, which is necessary to build a more just and humane society.