The Bellingham Youth Media Project is an innovative educational outreach organization aimed at encouraging middle and high school students in the Bellingham/Whatcom County area to use media to tell their stories. Our media educators also work closely with teachers to help create curricula that infuses technology in creative and meaningful ways, regardless of the content area.
Our workshops, summer and in-school classroom programs provide mentoring and instruction in multimedia production and digital/media literacy education to help students and teachers boost their creative confidence, and to better understand and navigate digital landscapes.
Our project-based curriculum offers hands-on training in digital photography, video and audio production, social media skills and media literacy. In addition to technical skills, our school partners and workshop participants gain valuable leadership and 21st century career skills to put them on a path to higher education and life-long success, armed with the knowledge of how to be critical producers and consumers of media.
We encourage participants to create multimedia projects that raise awareness of issues concerning personal identity as well as community issues, and to inspire calls to action!