Help youth build confidence through film education.
Media Minds is an after-school program for youth in Grades 6–7 that promotes growth in self-esteem, positive social connections, skill-building and creativity through film education. SFU students host team-based workshops designed to boost interpersonal skills while helping youth integrate into and engage in their community. Held at a local high school, Media Minds helps to ease the transition for elementary school students to high school by engaging high school student volunteers, and empowering participants to speak up, share their ideas, and think creatively to overcome the barriers they face. The skills acquired through the Media Minds program include: storyboarding, lighting, sound, filming, and using basic editing software. Students will be encouraged to engage in conversations with the high-school and university volunteers, and build relationships for opportunities beyond the program.