Glasswing & GlobalGirl Media launch Summer Digital Media Academy in New York
This summer, Glasswing New York joined forces with GlobalGirl Media in creating our first Summer Digital Media Academy, a direct learning educational media project training 15 adolescent girls ages 14-18 from low income backgrounds in New York City. The project included a three-week summer intensive journalism and media training focused on issues that matter to the girls including immigration, education, environment, health and LGBTQ rights. Our mission is to develop the voice and media literacy of migrant teenage girls and young women by teaching them to create and share digital journalism designed to incubate leadership and drive social change. Through in-person workshops, mentoring, on-site project-based learning, and access to a worldwide network of media partners, we use media training to build confidence and capacity among marginalized young women, preparing them to become the next generation of change leaders.