Youth Media Takes Root in Western Uganda

Deep in the jungle of western Uganda, youth from around the Nyarushanje sub-country journeyed over four kilometers a day to participate in a new initiate on media making. The Youth Media Initiative (YOMI), led by Henry Sempangi Sanyulye, worked in partnership with PeerLink...

Reflecting on a (Still) Bright Future: Media Literacy Week 2016

I like to think of myself as a fairly optimistic person. In the more than 25 years I’ve been advocating for media education, technology access, and youth voice, I’ve always felt that through this work, we were moving toward some better place as a society. I have to confess though...

Youth Media in the Classroom: Lessons from LA

The youth media field is at a compelling and challenging crossroads in its ongoing evolution. Has there ever been a more promising time for young media makers and the field? The number of programs continues to grow. The channels of distribution are numerous. Today media making...
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Setting the Stage for Creativity to Thrive

Youth starting a media project may have a wonderful array of arts and technology tools at their fingertips. They can draw pictures, take photographs, shoot video, design graphics. They can share any message they wish with their friends, their community, the world…. All they have...
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Helping Youth Navigate Our Media Saturated World

While many people know of my work with YouthLearn, not many realize that my background is in fact in filmmaking. In my early days, I worked as a freelance producer and editor on a range of documentary, educational, and commercial projects. Some 25 years ago, I was asked to lead a...
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Teach Youth to Make Media for the World

“I look for professional quality because they’re capable of it!” says Ms. Thato Mwosa.  “Don’t be mediocre – be great.” Ms. Mwosa teaches TV Production at Madison Park High Technical Vocational High School, part of Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) partner Boston...
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Youth Media Snowballs in Africa with Creative Educator Chole Richard

Chole Richard is a teacher at PMM Girl’s School in Jinja, Uganda, and has participated in Adobe Youth Voices through network partner iEARN. His stewardship and outreach on behalf of youth media makers brings people in the community hope and tools of empowerment. “The...

Compelled to Make a Difference

What can you do with your life experiences? The painful ones, the hardships or loss?  How can you make things better, for yourself and for others in the same circumstance? You can share your story – like Tini, a young woman from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, who lost her parents...

Creating a Logic Model

What is a Logic Model? A logic model is “a systematic and visual way to present and share your understanding of the relationships among the resources you have to operate your program, the activities you plan to do, and the changes or results you hope to achieve.”...