Media Education and Empowerment Program
Summer 2001

In the summer of 2001, TecsChange former Executive Director Mimi Jones coordinated and ran a successful Media Education and Empowerment Program. The goals of the program were two-fold:

The program enrolled several young people from Boston area high schools. They focused on examining primarily advertising media, viewing numerous documentaries aimed at helping youth critically analyze media aimed toward them. At the end of the summer the students helped publish Media Wise, a newsletter that summarized their experience while giving them hands-on experience in media production.

For more information about the Media Education and Empowerment Program, see the article entitled Teaching Skills, Inspiring Activism that appeared in the spring 2002 issue of the journal Radical Teacher.