TV by Girls
TVbyGIRLS is a Minneapolis based nonprofit organization that works with girls ages 10 to 18 to build leadership, compassionate and collaborative working skills, critical thinking and engagement in social justice and the issues of their communities.
The overarching mission of TVbyGIRLS is to create stories and messages that show creative, compassionate, involved and thinking girls and women. We create work and venues for girls to see their potentials beyond the limitations they are exposed to in the mainstream media. We use the tools of media making and analysis to combat the defeating and limiting messages young people receive everyday.
Watch some of their videos HERE!
They have an EXCELLENT list of RESOURCE LINKS on media literacy, girls and feminism
TVbyGIRLS partners with girls through:
* Media workshops
* Visual literacy curriculum
* Individual mentoring
* Development of a weekly national television series
We believe the best way to combat destructive media images is to create work that explores diverse ideas inspired by girls experiences. The adults behind TVbyGIRLS are media professionals whose experience includes over two decades of publishing nationally acclaimed magazines for girls (New Moon), producing Emmy award-winning TV and film programs, and developing innovative youth leadership models.
Since 2004, TVbyGIRLS has worked with 11 amazing girls and young women. These CORE GIRLS have been creating video work expanding the vitality of images about girls and women.Through individualized mentoring relationships we encourage the development of self-expression, critical thinking and building of skills to plan the National Television series. These CORE GIRLS will be the Editorial staff, responsible for making the content decisions for the show.
Over the past year they’ve explored issues around:
* Girl culture
* Adolescent changes
* Leadership traits
* Women in political office
Their creations screened at the Minnesota Institute of Arts: Art of Democracy Exhibit, MCP Minnesota Girl Culture Exhibit, the Walker Art Center’s: Girls in the Director’s Chair and in February they were featured in Women’s Business Minnesota magazine.