PROGRAMS

What is Media Literacy + Why Does it Matter?

Participants learn to expand the traditional definition of literacy as we activate the critical awareness needed within our media saturated culture.

 

Moms

for Media Literacy

Mothers and mother-figures gather in support of motivating teachers, school administrators, and school districts to support the integration of media literacy curriculum in their kid's school. Moms also share how they are demonstrating healthy media habits at home.

 

Established as a luncheon series, we are modifying our meeting plans in 2021 in light of our pandemic circumstances.

 
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Dads

for Media Literacy

Building a network of fathers and father-figures to support teachers in acquiring resources needed for curriculum implementation and the facilitation of lessons in media literacy education. Dads also share how they are demonstrating healthy media habits at home. 
 

Established as living-room lounge chat, the Dads are moving it to Happy Hour (pandemic permitting) in 2021.

 

Athletes

for Media Literacy

Building a team of athletes as iSpeakMedia Ambassadors who support media literacy education, and are open about the role media has played in the lives and careers. Steering conversations with young people toward a better understanding of their relationship with media.

 
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iSpeakMedia
CORE Program

In our CORE Program, we begin to address matters of identity development with African-American adolescents. As we explore their relationship with media, we interrogate media’s influence on race consciousness and how it affects attitudes and beliefs about who they believe they can become within a society that struggles to reconcile enduring racial divisions. 

 

The Role Model Project

Students are challenged to rethink who we are encouraged to idolize in the mainstream media. Images of extraordinary women who lead with their intelligence are brought into the spotlight to recast examples of representation. The Role Model Project broadens the scope of what young women see as options for themselves as they shape ideas about who they want to be in their adult lives. 

 

The Power Factor

The Power Factor engages adolescents in activities designed to trace power—the mainstream decision makers and the altitudes of their influence—throughout the United States. In this exploration of media and American government, students are encouraged to aim for the active side of power when they measure their potential. 

 
FUTURES

A fresh attempt at addressing racism in America through conversation led by young people gathered to create action steps for its elimination. Students design a plan for resetting race relations in the communities they’re in line to inherit.