Quality youth-led projects are created with the goal to make a positive impact and global social change. The media arts education and production workshops addresses common youth challenges, including socioeconomics, education, health and well-being.
The organization's mission is to provide youth with safe, positive opportunities while on their personal and educational journey.
The vision is to use digital technology to instill confidence and encourage creativity that prepares today’s youth for college and the workforce.
This film is written by Young Journey Youth Leaders.
Youth create media arts content at Young Journey. "Answer Me" is a short film about equality for all people. This epic drama and comic film promotes social change. It follows a group of Black and Hispanic teenagers who want cross-cultural stigmas removed from society. They discuss the ongoing struggles and barriers experienced by young people in America. The film shows a diverse cast trying to understand themselves and each other. They learn to respectfully listen to each other and eventually visualize working together for a better future.
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A contribution of $1,000 transforms the lives of youth and communities, making you a Young Journey World Changer with access to our special events.
$500 provides a youth with workshops for one month that includes intensive entreprenuerial training & mentoring.
$250 provides food and materials to 25 youth in a program for one month.
$125 gives a complete video editing scholarship to a youth.
$100 helps prepare mentors to positively impact youth.
$50 gives a youth an opportunity to participate in digital technology workshops for one month.
This media opportunity helps directly fund programs, projects and events.
In exchange, you receive acknowledgment on Young Journey Television Shows, Public Service Announcements, Events and other media products.
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Our journey began in 2000 when the Founder, Jaha Wilder created a music CD named “Young Journey Children’s Music ”The programs grew from a music CD into school theater programs. It quickly evolved into out-of-school time media programs. The on-going digital technology programs provide youth with life skills for their critical transition into adulthood. Focus topics include education, financial literacy, healthy living, character development, digital technology and media. Productions are outreach projects that reach a worldwide audience.
Young Journey has since served over 5,000 in the New York City metro area. The organization became 501c3 in 2005 and expanded into the Central Texas area in 2014 and has since served over 5,000 in the New York City Metro Area, 350 in the Austin Metro Area and countless viewers indirectly.
The Founder's personal challenges as a teen including surviving a gunshot incident, showed her the need for all youth to know they are valuable. Her passion to help steer young people in the right direction in very strong. It is important to her that they have value for all life. Her sacrifice to help guide all youth toward educational paths for a successful life is endless. She strongly believes in giving back. The fuel that drives of her vision is that no one should ever stop learning and growing on his or her young journey.
Young Journey has opportunities for all youth from all backgrounds ages pre-K to young adults. We are committed to creating safe learning environments that inspire youth who may need extra support for a successful life. Each Young Journey experience helps young people understand life as a journey and that every choice determines their future.