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Media Leadership Academy

We are so excited to announce our fall after school program! All students in MAP programs will participate in the Media Leadership Academy.  Each of our programs will self-select (either in class or with their school leadership) an issue they want to raise awareness about.  Our incredible instructors will then lead our students through the […]

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Glimmer of Hope

We are SO proud of our MAP kids. This semester, as an organization, we chose to support Glimmer of Hope with free video production. Glimmer is an incredible operation and their commitment to Austin’s most vulnerable citizens is unquestionable. We were eager to get an inside look into their work and into the real issues […]

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Are kids safe behind bars?

We’re working with incarcerated youth at Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center to produce an awareness piece on sexual abuse behind bars. During the intensive workshops, youth will produce 2-3 media pieces to raise awareness and educate young people about sexual abuse and prejudice. They will research, script, storyboard, film and edit each piece, working collaboratively as […]

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MAP programs in AISD a huge success!

As the school year ends, we just want to congratulate our MAP kids and instructors for a truly incredible year. MAP programming is essentially focused around giving kids the knowledge, power and tools to create media for cultural expression, community power and social change and this year’s MAP kids went above and beyond.  Students in […]

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Troubled teens tell their story with video…

We were thrilled to be featured as guest bloggers on the national Reclaiming Futures blog this week. For those of you who might have missed it (it’s a FANTASTIC blog!) here is the full article:   It’s hard to sum up a year’s worth of work in four minutes, but that’s exactly what a group […]

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“I regret staying out of prison, getting an education and changing my life” – said NO ONE ever!

At the Media Awareness Project we know circumstances can feel defeating. Today’s kids are facing more complex challenges than ever. With high levels of incarceration, poverty, drug addiction and  general anxiety, many of today’s youth find themselves faced with the incredibly difficult task of raising themselves.  We are one of many amazing organizations working hard […]

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