PositivCares was created for one primary purpose: to offer our viewers an opportunity and gateway to do something positive, to give back. The charities you see have been carefully selected for their commendable work and the extraordinary difference they make in the lives of countless others. PositivCares is honored to spotlight and support these noteworthy organizations. Along with your help, we know we can be positive partners for a world in need of care.
It is an honor to partner with our friends, JDS Creative Academy, for our Oscar movie month.
JDS Creative Academy began in 2010 by Diane and Scott Strand. Diane and Scott, founders of the JDS Video & Media Productions, started a drama club in the Temecula Unified School District. The drama program received such high recognition that they decided to create an Actors Studio for kids of all ages to learn the technique of acting. This program was formally named JDS Actors Studio. As a result, the Strands felt the community would benefit from advanced education in the Arts program. Additionally, they wanted to assist home-schooled and online students in fulfilling the Visual and Performing Arts requirement, so they decided to create a nonprofit called JDSCA and recruit a group of talented industry professionals to make up the Board of Directors.
Today, JDSCA uplifts and inspires education in the visual, performing, and digital arts. They serve over 700 individuals annually. Their work is incredible and inspiring as they reach many populations: foster, trauma, and autistic youth and young adults passionate about performing and digital arts. They are also a full-service training vendor for Inland Regional Center, servicing up to 30 adults with developmental disabilities.
Besides the numerous classes and programs available to the students, every year, JDSCA holds its annual Digifest. DigiFest Temecula is an international festival that accepts digital submissions worldwide and encourages anyone interested in having their digital work judged to submit entries.
To learn more about JDS Creative Academy and what you can do to help carry their message, learn more here.
On behalf of Positiv, we appreciate your support!