Aitina Fareed is a graduate of Buffalo State College, an entrepreneur, and business owner of Get Fokus’d Productions, a multimedia production company. Currently she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and has over 10 years experience assisting and collaborating with various organizations to better the lives of youth. She serves as the Education Coordinator at Young Audiences of Western New York and has served as the Youth Services Site Coordinator at the CAO N.U.R.T.U.R.E. Academy After-School & Summer Program, Youth Development Professional at the Boys & Girls Club, Youth Skill Builder at the Heart Foundation and Photography teacher at CEPA Gallery, to name a few.
Aitina has created programs that have improved youth awareness, provided positive solutions for unproductive behaviors, developed community service events that increased parent involvement and strengthened communities. Aitina has successfully created and facilitated multimedia projects for programs such as: The National Weed & Seed Program, CAO N.U.R.T.U.R.E. Academy After-School & Summer Program, XCEL Leadership Program, and CEPA Gallery’s Picturing Poetry, and Mapping Communities Program.
Through the use of Apple iPad Mini’s, youth will create visual art documents that will promote self-esteem, career readiness, technology, and graphic design skills. The desired outcome of this project is that through educating youth about various technology tools used in Media Arts, it will ignite and inspire.