High School

High School Participants in the Attendance and Design Team or Mentoring Video Project are eligible to receive a per-class stipend or service learning hours.

Attendance and Design Team

DSC_0842Our 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.

Learn more about this free after school program, or click here for an application.

Mentoring Video Project

MVP_Class_FY13_1The 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.

Learn more, or click here for an application.

Traveling Photography Exhibit

Youth Media Festival Committee MembersThe Traveling Photography Exhibit provides Baltimore City Youth with a platform to speak their truths and have their voices heard. The annual Traveling Photography Exhibit, previously known as the Youth Media Festival, is a program that provides free or low cost photography workshops to schools and organizations to generate work to be displayed at a range of venues in Baltimore City. The goal of the exhibit is to use creative curation to spark interest in a large and diverse audience to learn more about positive attributes of Baltimore youth.

Learn more about the Traveling Exhibition.


Middle School

Baltimore Speaks Out!

bso_2012_5Baltimore 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.

Learn more about this free program.

Summer Programs

We offer several summer workshops and programs to students in Baltimore City. This year, we are hosting a Middle School Summer Media Mashup in collaboration with Code In The Schools during July. We also will be hosting Photography Workshops at different Enoch Pratt library branched throughout the summer. To top it all off, we will be having a High School Media Workshop in June, held in partnership with Towson University.

Click here for more information on our 2014 Summer Programs!

Special Projects

calltoactionpage_1Throughout 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.

Read more about our current special projects or how to hire us.