The goal? A path for youth to become champions for the common good. The tools? Cameras, computers … and creativity. With a focus on youth from underserved and immigrant families, GB Youth Media trains middle and high school students in digital media skills, while challenging them to explore and discuss social and civic issues. At its heart is Promoters, a free, 12-week after-school program offered at schools, community centers, and public libraries across Montgomery County. Participants create short films and other media projects about topics they care about – whether it’s racism, gun violence, or youth homelessness – and then publish them on GB Youth Media’s YouTube channel. An annual youth media festival showcases the best productions among nearly 400 student submissions. The big picture? Youth find their voices, develop as leaders – and fight inequalities that affect us all.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; Downtown Silver Spring; Wards 4 and 5 of Takoma Park; Wheaton
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students
Schools They Work In: Loiderman Middle School/Excel Beyond the Bell program; Montgomery Blair High School; Thomas Edison High School of Technology
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Awards & Recognition
Official selection in the Baltimore Black Film Festival for our documentary, "Juvenile Justice: The Road To Reform"
Time Well Spent for Montgomery's Children, presented by the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children in May 2015
Catalog for Philanthropy 2015-16
- An immigration conversation
Wed Nov 2 2011, Montgomery Gazette
The event is a collaboration of the Smithsonian Institution, the Gandhi Brigade, Asian American Lead, the Muslim Community Center ...
- BLUR magazine boasts clear vision for Wheaton teens
Thu Aug 11 2011, Montgomery Gazette
Daniela Zelaya, an 11-year-old resident of Wheaton's Amherst Gardens affordable-housing development, said her diverse neighborhood is a...
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