Our mission is to educate the under-served youth of Maui County in media arts, journalism, and emerging mobile technology for use in self expression, communication, and social change.
Provide Maui’s under-resourced youth with a much needed outlet for media access and education through “hands-on” training in media technology.
Our young reporters address community stories, access up-to-date mobile communication technology, and gain inclusion in our information-based society.
We support young people making a positive change in Maui through media!
PROJECT YBEAM (Youth Broadband Education and Awareness Mentoring) provides comprehensive media training to Maui County youth through mobile journalism free of charge, including field training, digital media literacy education, advanced workshops, and real-world professional development and mentoring. Youth will develop 21st century workforce skills including video production and media literacy, strengthen community engagement, and foster proactive citizenship.
FOSTERING A POSITIVE CHANGE IN MAUI YOUTH:
-Increased digital and media literacy
-Engage with the community and issues of local concern
-Complete complex, multi- dimensional video assignments
Upon successfully Certifying in the program, YBEAM alumni are eligible for continued mentoring and paid job assignments as a part of the Akaku Youth Media Exchange (AYME) program.
-Broadcasting student- produced stories about nonprofit groups and events.
-Important community issues and topics are given a voice
-Maui County residents can be informed about businesses, organizations, and current news in the community
Project YBEAM is made possible through a grant as a part of Zero Divide “Generation ZD Digital Literacy Program.” This program specifically targets low-income, minority, disabled, and otherwise under-served youth between the ages of 5-25, who have limited or no access to digital and information technology in the home.