Youth Media Institute
The Youth Media Institute (YMI) is a workshop series and training program for disengaged youth in Little Haiti and Liberty City that instills in them the 21st Century skills they need to be successful in higher education and succeed in the job market. Our programs over 225 youth each year. Each workshop provide an opportunity to give youth hands-on job experience in production and filmmaking, while instilling social justice and civic engagement values.
Amplifyme addresses two pivotal issues facing disenfranchised youth in Miami area. Youth lack the relevant 21st century skills needed to be successful in higher education and the job market; and youth fail to engage in their communities due to an experience of disconnectedness and apathy that can eventually lead to involvement in criminal activities. These two pivotal problems lead to other chronic issues including increases in youth violence, low educational achievement, and inadequate youth development.