Support YMP’s Growth in 2020!
The Mississippi Youth Media Project plans to return in 2020 bigger and better than ever with the support of the Community Foundation for Mississippi. Plans include a full-time summer multimedia newsroom; ongoing year-round and after-school projects (such as continuing YMP Youth Crime Dialogues/Summit); hosting more youth-engagement events; and student-led development of a solutions-journalism toolkit for teenagers across the U.S. and world to share our model for rigorous reporting and community dialogues that make a difference and solve problems.
Help us grow and involve more teenagers by donating to YMP through the Community Foundation for Mississippi here.
Meantime, meet the students in the first three summer programs: summer 2016, summer 2017 and summer 2018.
See our in-depth story packages with long-form features, short documentaries with original music and photography.
Watch student films (they create all the music, too) here on Vimeo and see why the Crossroads Film Society named YMP the most promising filmmakers of its 2018 festival. This student film on Farish Street is YMP’s most award-winning doc to date.
Read more about the project’s goals, origins and past sponsors and collaborators here.
If you would like to collaborate in some way with YMP, please write founder Donna Ladd at email@example.com.