• Inspiring young people to engage with media in
    thoughtful & creative ways that support well-being.

What’s New & Noteworthy at Media Power Youth

Finding Community with Educators

At Media Power Youth (MPY), we believe in the power of media literacy education to empower young people. The content and implementation of our programming and resources thrives through the dedication and passion of the educators on our board, the very individuals who guide young minds and shape their futures.

This past year, we embarked on a journey of collaboration with a remarkable group of educators. These inspiring individuals, representing diverse backgrounds and experiences, have become invaluable partners in our mission. We initially formed this board with a specific goal: to gather insights from educators directly on the challenges they face and the needs of their students in this digital age. We sought their expertise to refine our media literacy curriculum, ensuring it resonated with classroom realities and addressed critical learning gaps.

However, what unfolded surpassed our initial expectations. The Educator Advisory Board became more than a source of expertise; it became a space for connection, collaboration, and mutual growth.

Combating Educator Burnout

We’re all too aware of the immense pressure and challenges educators face today. From curriculum demands to standardized testing, the risk of burnout is alarmingly high. We recognized an opportunity to create a space where educators could not only share their valuable perspectives but also feel supported and heard.

Through regular meetings and open discussions, our board members shared their experiences and insights not just on curriculum but also on broader educational issues. They connected with other educators, fostering a sense of community and collective support.

Seeing this network flourish filled us with hope. We realized that by providing a platform for educators to connect and share their experiences, we could contribute, in a small way, to combating the pervasive issue of burnout.

A Year of Learning and Growth

This past year has been a transformative journey for both MPY and the Educator Advisory Board. We’ve learned from each other, grown together, and expanded our understanding of the educational landscape. We’ve witnessed firsthand the passion and dedication of educators, and we’re more committed than ever to supporting each other, as well as fellow parents and educators in their mission to empower young minds.

We believe that collaboration like this, between non-profits, educators, and diverse communities is crucial in creating a more effective and enriching learning environment for students. By fostering open communication and actively listening to the voices of educators, we can work together to build a brighter future for education.

This is just the beginning of our journey with the Educator Advisory Board. We look forward to continuing to learn, grow, and collaborate with these incredible individuals, and to creating a lasting impact on the lives of both educators and their students. If you would like to join us in this journey, we are currently welcoming new members. To learn more and apply, visit our Educator Advisory Board page at mediapoweryouth.org.