MEDIA EDUCATION PROGRAM
MEDIA EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR TEENS
MDR's Media Education Program is a service learning project led by Mother’s Day Radio in partnership with local high schools and universities. It's goal is to guide teenagers to be critical thinkers, decision makers, conscious consumers and creators of media.
Mother’s Day Radio trains college students to facilitate 50 minute workshops that include group activities, listening sessions, role play and “What’s Real” discussions with local high school students. College mentors visit the classrooms of participating high schools and lead the students in these interactive workshops along the following media literacy themes:
• Urban music, television, film, and print
• Misogyny & Patriarchy
• Media & Violence
• Gender stereotypes
• Identity & Socialization (Including dating behavior)
• Media & Health
- Media Literacy: Teens are trained to identify sexist, violent, stereotypical messaging in music videos, song lyrics, television shows, films, and magazines. They assess media’s impact on their lives and the lives of those around them and identify socially responsible alternatives.
- Media Production: Workshop participants are partnered with organizations that train them to create socially responsible films, magazine articles and radio shows.
- Media Justice Advocacy: Teens will go on to develop online petitions and letter-writing campaigns addressed to local and national media outlets, advertisers and artists, with the intention of re-shaping mainstream media to reflect who they truly are.
For logistics, fee schedule, and additional information regarding each pillar, please contact:
Dir. of Development and Community Partnerships