BayKids Studios was founded by Dave Spencer in 1997, inspired by the success of a community outreach program he started with the San Francisco Giants. His goal with BayKids was to offer new and innovative ways to empower children through self-expression. Initially, BayKids developed cutting-edge multimedia programs to teach kids how to create websites, animated shorts, narrative films, documentaries, music and art.
Today, BayKids Studios has evolved to focus its multimedia expertise on serving children in the Bay Area facing medical challenges. Working in partnership with Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, our digital filmmaking programs provide kids with the opportunity to explore their creativity while learning filmmaking, teamwork and leadership skills. BayKids Studios has helped over 5,000 children and their families get through cancer and other medical conditions.