Our Youth Media Academy (YMA), trains the next generation of social justice filmmakers to effectively use storytelling to change the world. Inspired by the trailblazing work of our founder Jennifer Siebel Newsom and led by professional filmmakers, students in the YMA learn technical aspects of filmmaking – from concept to storyboarding, filming, editing, and other aspects of production. Students also learn about social justice issues, community engagement, political activism, and social-emotional learning.
The 4-week program is from June 14, 2021, through July 9, 2021. Up to four hours of instruction, independent work, and collaboration will happen each day, Monday through Friday.
Due to the pandemic, we offered a fully online format for the students. Watch our 2020 Youth Media Academy students working virtually to create their incredible documentary short films!