Youth Programs

Born Digital


We actually do believe the children are our future (Thank you, Whitney). They are our future storytellers, designers, makers, technologists and artists. NOVAC’s Born Digital programming gives young people in South Louisiana the digital tools to make their voices heard, and the training they need to become next-gen creators!


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  • Creative Council

    Creative Council is a creative industry mentoring and portfolio program for young people in New Orleans interested in building careers in photography, filmmaking, fashion and design.   Creative Council is a selective group of young people interested in careers in creative arts and digital media,......

  • High School Career Tech Programs

    NOVAC is a Louisiana Department of Education certified provider of Career and Technical Education programs through the Jump Start program, training high school students in Digital Media pathway courses. This means we offer Carnegie-Unit high school classes in Graphic Design with Adobe Photoshop, Visual Storytelling......

  • 2018 Summer Camps & Workshops

    NOVAC’s summer camps and workshops give kids throughout Southeastern LA the opportunity to try out video storytelling, and learn from working filmmakers in a fun, hands-on environment. Our past programs have included weekend and school-year workshops at NOVAC as well as partnerships with Big Class,......

Camps & Workshops


NOVAC’s storytelling engagement programs. We partner with the New Orleans Public Library, NORD and the East Baton Rouge Public Libraries to offer free weekend and summer digital storytelling camps for local youth.

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High School Career Tech Programs


NOVAC is a Louisiana Department of Education certified Course Choice provider, which allows us to offer Carnegie Unit high school courses in Visual Communication with Photoshop and Video Storytelling with Premiere at three local high schools in 2016-2017.

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Creative Council


NOVAC’s holistic portfolio, mentorship and creative counseling program, designed to support a small cohort of local talented teens seeking career and college pathways in the creative industries.

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NOVAC provides internship opportunities for local young people, ages 16-24, through high school, college and youth development programs.

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Donate to Born Digital


NOVAC’s Born Digital Programs are offered free to young people throughout the state in the cities and programs we serve. Born Digital is made possible through generous support from donors like HBO, the Keller Family Foundation, Cox/City Council Grant, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, the Arts New Orleans, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation and more. You can support Born Digital with cash or in-kind technology donations.


Become a Member


We’re a membership-based organization, which means we exist to serve our diverse community of filmmakers, film students, film workers and film lovers. We’re proud of the work our members do, and work to provide the best and brightest in technology, talent and expertise year-round, so that our local filmmaking community continues to thrive and grow.


NOVAC memberships start at $50. Join us today, so you, too, can get some.