Today's Youth - Tomorrow's
The Mosaic Film Experience is an educational platform that empowers underserved youth through creative thinking, experiential learning and the skills of storytelling. Our programs train, equip, and inspire young people to build careers with 21st century work skills.
"Problem solving, critical thinking and creativity as the top three skills employees needed to thrive in the workplace of the future...”
– World Economic Forum – 1/26/20
Using digital storytelling as a tool for learning we aim to level the playing field for students across barriers created by economic status, race, gender, disability, or geographic location.
Where are they now? East Grand Rapids High graduate wins Mosaic Mobile film competition, starts college at the University of Pennsylvania
In 2020, Xiangyu Chen blended his interests in science and art to
East Grand Rapids High School Senior Wins Mobile Film Competition, Adobe mentoring package, Interlochen scholarship and $1,000 cash
East Grand Rapids High School’s Xiangyu Chen approaches filmmaking with a seamless
"The thing about Mosaic is we put young people at the center. It amplifies the voice of the next generation."
Skot Welch Mosaic Film Experience Founder
"You need to experience this. These students have lots of power... they need to learn that they can express who they are in more than one way."
Gerrianne Schuler GRPS Teacher
"I love the Mosaic Film Experience because they are increasing competency and building knowledge and skills.
Carla Moore VP Talent Acquisition, HBO
"Don't be afraid to tell stories. Personal stories are the ones that speak out. Some of the best art is made by people who are taking a step forward."
Kira Bursky 2013 Film Festival Winner
"What you're seeing here is the future of niche festivals. It's a return to the importance of the communal experience of watching a film."
Christian Gaines ArtPrize Executive Director
"It's very healing to be able to tell your story."
Andy Phelps West Michigan Filmmaker, Gorilla Studios
"You can be whatever you want to be... create value for yourself and be bigger than a job."
Xavier Jernigan Head of Cultural Partnerships, Spotify
"...Our stories are becoming more important to the larger audience..."