I AMM was an Arts and Multi-Media Program at the Dotwell Teen Center. There were two different clubs run through I AMM, the Film Crew and Drawing Club, as well as many other opportunities for Art exploration.

Generation Next Academy, formerly the Dotwell Teen Center, is located inside Dorchester House, on 1353 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA.
Hours of operation are from 2pm-6pm Monday through Friday.

MyDorchester Night: Play Basketball, Don't Bully

Here is a short video by the Arts and Multi-Media Collaborative filmed during the MyDorchester Night event on May 10, 2010.


Wednesday, March 17th, a traveling performance arts group called “Kids who Care” from Fort Worth, Texas came to the DotWell Teen Center to learn to Krump. 37 youth took part in a Krumping lesson from I AMM Krump instructor Eddie Brimage.

Here are some videos of their performances courtesy of the DotWell Teen Center's Arts and Multi-Media Collaborative:

Anti-Bullying PSA

As part of the AmeriCorps Week Project put on by SCI Dorchester, the DotWell Teen Center Youth created this video to raise awarness about bullying and encourage youth and adults alike to not bully.

Youth HIV Awareness Video

"You Can't Get it from Chips" is a short film created by the I AMM Film Crew to spread awareness about how HIV can be transmitted. The film was created and produced by the Film Crew youth along with help from HIV youth educator Alex Ko.

I AMM Film Crew Anti-Smoking Short Films

Vote for I AMM Film Crew Anti-Smoking shorts!

The I AMM film crew has created two anti-smoking short films for the 2010 Film Shorts Contest, “Don’t ya’ll know what that does to you?” and “Together We Can Make a Difference”.

From March 24th to April 9th these ads will be available online as part of the Viewers Choice Awards. Please support DotWell Teen Center youth and vote today!

Drawing Club Art on Display at State House for Youth Advocacy Day!

On February 4th, artwork by the Drawing Club was on display at the Massachusetts State House as part of an After School Advocacy Day program. Speakers at the event stressed the importance of funding after school programs, and displaying artwork created at after school programs helped to stress this point. Works by Trea Crayton, Jose Mendes, Shelton Sterling, and Anslem Edegbe were featured. Photos from the event and their work are shown below. Click on the images to see larger versions.


What's Up Works, I AMM Productions

Airing on BNN, the DotWell Teen Center's Film Crew produced a Martin Luther King Jr. Special Edition of "What Up Works." Check out the I AMM (Arts and Multi-Media) Program here.

Teen Center Movie Premier

The Teen Center Movie was finished and premiered Friday, December 11th, in the Dotwell Teen Center and in the waiting rooms of the Codman Square Health Center.  The film can also be seen on BNN, the Boston Neightborhood Network Television station.  Thank you to all the members of the Film Crew, the Teen Center, and Dotwell for helping to make this film a sucess.

Film Crew 5pm Tuesdays

The Film Crew is a group of teens that meets weekly to learn how to use a video camera and editing software so that they can make their own short movies and video clips.    

The Film Crew recently finished a short promotional film about the Teen Center, and the film can be seen in the waiting rooms of the Codman Square Health Center and on BNN, the Boston Neighborhood Network television station.

The group meets every Tuesday at 5pm in the DotWell Teen Center and new members are always welcome.

Drawing Club 5pm Thursday

The Drawing Club is a weekly group at the Dotwell Teen Center at Dorchester House centered around the awesomeness of drawing.   Drawing club provides teens with materials for drawing and encourages them to try different styles of drawing and work with each other to get inspiration and feedback about their work.  The drawing club also works as a group in public arts projects and take fields trips to see different works of art at museums and meet with local artists. 

Drawing Club meets at 5pm every Thursday in the Dotwell Teen Center.  New members are always welcome!