Pasadena Media has been awarded $15,000 for the Pasadena Youth Voices Podcast (PYVP) project in partnership with Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Educational Foundation, and Stars.
By News Desk
The PYVP project engages predominantly low-income, urban, Latinx, and Black high school youth over the 2021-22 school year in developing a series of podcasts on local issues that are important to their lives. The project will provide them with a platform, the skills, and the access to technology to elevate their voices and share their insights, perspectives, and proposals for improving their lives as members of this community.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with our partners on this exceptional project,” said George Falardeau, Executive Director CEO of Pasadena Media.
Chris Miller, PYVP Project Director and Chief Operating Officer of Pasadena Media, said:
The future of our community is in the hands of these young people and we cannot wait to help them engage in compelling conversations about their experiences and ideas.
The California Documentary Project
The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of California Humanities. a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, CDP grants are awarded to support film, audio, and interactive media projects that add a new layer to a complex and growing portrait of California. Since 2003, California Humanities has awarded more than $5 million in research and development, production, and public engagement grant awards to media makers who go deep and reach broadly to capture California in all its complexity.
Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities, said: “We had such a large number of excellent proposals submitted and are pleased to be able to offer support to deserving projects such as the Pasadena Youth Voices Podcast that offer relevant, powerful, meaningful ways to connect and help us better understand the human condition.”
Pasadena Media is an operating company and the community access television station for the City of Pasadena that offers a wide range of local programming for the people and by the people. In addition to facilitating the four PEG channels within Pasadena, it also provides hands-on video production experience and job skills training.
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