"While working as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in the South Bronx, Bowen sprouted an idea that would change her life and the lives of many others. On her typical routes, Bowen noticed swaths of kids loitering on street corners. She quickly identified that they simply didn't enjoy any of the after-school activities available. Using her love of film, media, and the arts, she launched an after-school program in which kids could write and act out their own plays and movies at Julia Lynn Productions. Today she is winning grants, working with the New York Department of Education, and producing television programs led by local kids... she has succeeded in engaging youth and providing excellent and life-changing services to her community."
- Featured on Forbes
Julia Lynn Productions is lovingly named in honor of my eldest sister Julia Lynn Bowen who encouraged me to utilize my God Given talents in the arts, she remains as a positive angel on my shoulder every day!!
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Our current and alumni staff comprise of media arts, theatrical and plant-based nutritionists who are holistic educational professionals and volunteers dedicated to bringing out the best in our community.
Ayana Bryant - Columbia School of Journalism
Imani Wallace - PHD candidate / African American Studies
Kennedy Greenidge-Murray - Vassar College/holistic On-Set Safety
Marquis V Wallace - Global Certified Yoga and Holistic Vegan-Plant-Based Eating Nutritionist of Vaughns Vegan / Film Producer / Author
In 2023 JLP created a successful Teen Nights Media Club at the Riverdale Neighborhood House Bx NY with our 8-week Hybrid Media Curriculum. The groundbreaking 2023 Teen Summit which includes committed youth from all over NY State can be viewed here on our Youtube Channel.
2023 Education Advisors
Shoundel McIntosh - 2023 Principal Bronx Theatre High School
Principal Shoundel brought her amazing Youth Drama Troupe
Justine Leonard continues to provide assistance as our NYC Summer Youth Employment Program Coordinator
Our studios house the latest state of the art equipment to give our students the best and most qualified tools in hybrid media training.
In 2024 our podcast directly from the youth premieres with our JLP workplace challenges. Highlighting Youth from our CTE (career and technical education) alumni from NYC High Schools.
NY High School of Art and Design
NY High School of Software Engineering
JLP Parents and Health Advisors
Community parents and JLP alumni are all invested in the productive outcome of each child, each semester.
Here our media segments with special guests from Birth from the Earth (doulas)
share amazing insights into health disparities that affect our youth and communities.
Regaining control over the negative images and beliefs that many of our children may assimilate. At JLP, we create effective programs and entertainment to instill in our youth positive reinforcement. Through the arts and civic engagement, positive mental images of self-worth, self-esteem and character building-principles are enhanced.
Black-owned small businesses have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, with nearly half of them having to close their doors since April 2020...
Using her love of film, media, and the arts, LaVerne Bowen launched an after-school program in which kids could write and act out their own plays and movies...
"I can't think of anyone better to work within media and production than LaVerne Bowen. She is a stellar communicator with both young people and adults. A truly effervescent and vibrant personality that brings out the best in everyone she works with"
- Professor of Communications, Holly Hepp-Galvan, Fordham University, Manhattan College
"LaVerne, you really have been a blessing to me and my family. You have brought out talents in my children that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. But, on top of that, you helped to reconnect me with the rest of the world again!! I love you and so does my family!!!!!! Thank you JLP!!!" - Tynaisha Zambrana (mother of five), The Zambrana family, South Bronx NY
"Ms. Bowen is uniquely gifted with the ability to motivate children. I have seen her single-handedly draw out their latent talents in spite of their initial uncooperative attitudes. Ms. has been able to spark their attention and generate levels of expression that has surprised every parent" - Minister Deborah Jones, Director Zoe Ministries Worshipping Arts Dept.