To engage urban youth in the creation of media projects that help raise awareness of issues impacting their lives and communities. Youth learn to link the issues they identify with larger social justice themes and develop transferable skills in media literacy and production, public speaking and facilitation. Student work is screened in community settings, followed by youth-led group discussion. Youth leave YRM’s programs with a sense of the power of their own voices and the ability to harness that power and express themselves via various media channels.
On June 11th, 2015, Youth Rights Media will share the film Fed: From Legislation to the Lunch Room. Created by dedicated City Beat interns who took their research to the lunch rooms of New Haven. The film is focused on food – how we eat it, why we need it, and the barriers to accessing healthy, fresh items in our inner cities. Watch and explore the intersection of food insecurity and the school lunch programs.