Attendance and Design Team
Our Attendance and Design Team is an after-school program that offers 10 high school aged youth the opportunity to gain advanced graphic design and media training while developing their public speaking, leadership, and marketing skills. Students produce media campaigns that create positive and tangible change in our city. Their efforts focus on improving school attendance through targeted design solutions. By putting this important work into the hands of high school students, the Design Team empowers young people to shape the future of Baltimore.
Mentoring Video Project
The Mentoring Video Project is an advanced media production program for 10 Baltimore City youth 14-20 years of age. Participants learn production, writing, and analytical skills, so they can tell powerful stories about the lives of young people in Baltimore. Videos by our youth producers are screened locally, and shown nationally and internationally through public access channels and film festivals, and on the web.
Youth Media Festival
The Youth Media Festival Committee is a year-round, after school leadership program for 10 youth ages 14-20 living in Baltimore City. It provides them with a platform to speak their truths and have their voices heard. The goal of the committee is to empower a core team of young people to create and develop a citywide platform for youth voices. Youth on the committee learn photography skills, how to budget, curate, fundraise, promote, design, and plan events; most importantly, the YMF Committee shapes the direction of the annual festival.
Baltimore Speaks Out!
Baltimore Speaks Out! Program is an introductory videomaking and youth development program for youth, produced in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library since 2003. Baltimore Speaks Out! workshops are conducted each academic year in neighborhood library branches and schools, providing students ages 10-15 with media literacy, teambuilding, public speaking, community service, and digital media skills.
We offer several summer workshops and programs to students in Baltimore City. Including our Youth Speaks Out! and Summer Media Camp. The Youth Speaks Out! program is operated out of our partner organizations’ sites – primarily in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. Summer Media Camp is an advanced media production workshop for 12 high school youth.
Throughout the year, we partner with community groups, schools, agencies, and other non-profits to teach young people how to use media to educate their community, advocate for their concerns, and increase the impact of their voices. Bring us to your community, and give your youth the benefits of media education! All of our workshops are customizable to best suit the needs of your students, topic, and budget.