Apollo Theatre

Apollo Outreach Initiative

Apollo Outreach Initiative

AOI Summer GalaThe Apollo Outreach Initiative (AOI) is a year-round media literacy outreach program that is part of the Cinema Studies Program at Oberlin College. Founded in 2009, the central mission of AOI is to provide sustainable educational outreach and media literacy opportunities for public school students of all ages.

Staffed by Oberlin College students and other Lorain county citizens, AOI is dedicated to helping young people grow as artists, citizens, and leaders by mentoring them in the use of media, especially film, as a force for local and global education, understanding, community building, and change.

Throughout the year, AOI sponsors programs, workshops, and other learning opportunities for area students.

A Summer Media Workshop for Teens coordinated and taught by AOI staff takes place each year. A free film screening at the Apollo Theatre takes place at the close of the workshop to show student documentaries, animation and other short films.

Visit the AOI website for details about the workshop.