The Representation Project is inspired by young people every day. Whether you’re organizing against sexist dress codes, creating boundary-pushing art, deconstructing masculinity, or speaking out against stereotypes – you’re part of changing the culture for the better!
Our dynamic youth programs break down financial, structural, and logistical barriers to empower a diverse and representative generation of creators to build a more gender-equitable world!
Our Youth Media Academy (YMA) is a free intensive summer film program training the next generation of social justice filmmakers worldwide to tell their stories and help push for positive social change. Inspired by the trailblazing work of our founder Jennifer Siebel Newsom and led by professional filmmakers, students in the YMA learn technical and practical aspects of filmmaking – from concept to storyboarding, filming, editing, and other elements of production. Students also learn about social justice issues, community engagement, political activism, and social-emotional learning.
Now celebrating three years of empowering, creating, and inspiring through the Youth Media Academy, films produced through the YMA have been featured in over 200 film festivals worldwide, including the Bright Ideas Film Festival, SXSW, Los Angeles Student Film Festival, New York World Film Festival, and the All American High School Film Festival.
Read our 2020 Impact Report HERE.
Are you interested in learning how to use media to spark social change? Are you between the ages of 14-24? Join the Youth Media Lab, a community of young people dedicated to harnessing the power of positive media for gender justice! Learn how to create videos, podcasts, blogs, v-logs, and other forms of media.
SPARK CONVERSATIONS. LEARN HOW TO CREATE MEDIA. USE YOUR STORY.
Youth Programs at The Representation Project are made possible and richer because of our partnerships in the community. Thank you to our partners: Anahuacalmecac International Baccalaureate World School, Arise High School, Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and Wallis Annenberg GenSpace for collaborating with The Rep Project to empower and inspire the next generation of creators.
If you would like to partner with the Representation Project, please reach out to Shannon Crider, Director of Youth Programs, at email@example.com.