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Active Element

Through grantmaking, networking and the affirming the empowering aspects of youth culture, Active Element Foundation intends to build the institutional capacity that will enhance the effectiveness of young people engaged in community organizing.


Alliance for a Media Literate America

The Alliance for a Media Literate America is committed to promoting media literacy education that is focused on critical inquiry, learning, and skill-building. This national, grassroots membership organization will be a key force in bringing media literacy education to all 60 million students in the United States, their parents, their teachers, and others who care about youth.


gURL.com

gURL.com Created in 1996, gURL's mission is to provide information about all aspects of young womanhood in an inclusive and engaging way. Girls love gURL because it is smart, funny, and real about the issues they are facing in their lives-and it empowers them to express their true selves. gURL has grown to be the leading website for teenage girls with special expertise in the areas of community and interactivity. gURL has received critical acclaim, as well as a New York Magazine award, a Webby award, and ID Magazine Interactive Media distinction.


Listen Up!

Listen Up! is a national Youth Media Network that helps youth producers and their adult mentors exchange work, share ideas and learn from one another. Our mission is to help youth be heard in the mass media, contributing to a culture of free speech and social responsibility.


MNN Youth Channel

MNN Youth Channel is an alternative to mass media created to provide equal access to all young people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or social status. The Youth Channel strives to build confidence, establish role models, inform, educate, and entertain. It empowers youth to believe they are capable of creating change within their communities and the world. The Youth Channel is governed and programmed by youth who want to make a difference.


National Council of Teachers of English

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.


Video Machete

VIDEO MACHETE is a Chicago-based, inter-generational, collective of cultural workers. We use multi-media, video production, and alternative press to explore and document the stories and perspectives of communities that are erased and distorted by mainstream media. Video Machete is committed to producing cultural work that addresses real change in our communities and society.


Wiretap

WireTap is the independent information source by and for socially conscious youth. We showcase investigative news articles, personal essays and opinions, artwork and activism resources that challenge stereotypes, inspire creativity, foster dialogue and give young people a voice in the media. The WireTap Web portal provides a new generation of writers, artists and activists a space to network, organize and mobilize.

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