The Student Culture Movement is an idea created by senior Brian Antolin, a student currently attending La Salle Academy Boys High School in the East Village. The mission of The Student Culture Movement is to help high school students currently attending La Salle and other sister schools in New York City become more culturally exposed to the performing and visual arts. The initiative is a student-run program enacted with the guidance of educators of the art and drama programs at each school. This program is directed towards the advancement of the arts for students who have not had the opportunity to do this through their educational institution, or because of the cost associated with exploring such venues.
This initiative will help to bridge this cultural gap through making these excursions more affordable or free to those students who are interested. The vision the creators and researchers of the project foresee for The Student Culture Movement is to have students attend live theatrical performances, visit museums and art galleries, and other venues related to the main concentrations of the arts, namely, theater, art, and music. The initiative also strives to bring to life another dimension of our great contemporary cultural society, as it is often overlooked in our popular culture, particularly among teenagers.