AS A NETWORK WE UNDERSTAND AND VALUE HOW BOTH TRADITIONAL LITERACY AND DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF YOUTH AND THEIR FUTURE.
According to by the Social Impact Research Center about CYVN organizations call "Life After Youth Media" - Youth media programs were very influential in fostering skills that have a high value in higher education and career pursuits: Alumni very much credit youth media programs with improving their ability to think critically, creatively, and independently (80 percent), to express their views in oral presentations (71 percent), and to write clearly and compellingly (65 percent .)
SINCE 2006, WE HAVE GATHERED FOR PEER LEARNING, ADVOCACY AND JOINT PROJECTS IN ORDER TO AMPLIFY THE VOICE OF CHICAGO YOUTH AND CATALYZE POSITIVE CHANGE
community tV network
Community TV Network (CTVN), a leader in community access to media, empowers low-income young adults and children in Chicago by engaging them in the creative and collaborative process of digital video production.
Free Spirit Media provides youth and young adults on Chicago’s South and West sides with a comprehensive foundation in media literacy and hands-on media production experience. Producing over 700 compelling media pieces each year, Free Spirit Media participants use the documentaries, PSAs, news packages, audio stories, and narrative films they create as a means of developing their own authentic voice while actively participating in their community’s growth.
The Westside Media Project is a hands on, youth enrichment program that provides exposure, guidance and support to area students by using journalism, media and technology as tools for individual and community reflection.
Yollocalli Arts Reach is the award-winning youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art. Yollocalli offers free arts and culture programming to teens and young adults. Yollocalli's mission is to strengthen the value of youth art and culture by providing equal access to communal, artistic, and cultural resources that allow youth to become creative and engaged community members.