The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition Media Project wants to help prevent drug and alcohol abuse by at-risk 6th-12th graders via Public Service Announcements and short film. Visual mediums can be transformative, and students can become something more from this experience.
We understand that education and advocacy alone aren't going to change the youth, however, it's about encouraging them to take specific action. It's about our actions and theirs alongside education and advocacy, and together, through a process, we'll encourage a positive behavioral change in the community and fulfill our mission. Filmmaking is not only entertaining it's also a catalyst for social change.
These projects will serve as a unique and noteworthy perspective that Austin will be on the cutting edge of. This program fosters creativity, mentorship, healthy habits, critical thinking, resilience building, and self-awareness.
Our youth's authentic lens is underrepresented in the media. To understand their perspective and struggles, this platform and these tools will build the necessary skills they need to bring their vision to life.
We are a team of diverse filmmakers who strive to pass along our shared knowledge, skills, and resources to the next generation of young creatives. We set out to accomplish this mission by providing lessons in practical video production to underrepresented youth.
We believe the education they'll receive and the teamwork involved in video production can be a transformative experience. With reliable guidance, our at-risk youth can create media that represents their shared experiences while preparing them for future success.