Pasadena Media receives award for “Pasadena Youth Voices Podcast”


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Pasadena Media received $ 15,000 for the Pasadena Youth Voices Podcast (PYVP) project in partnership with Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Educational Foundation and Stars.

By News Desk

The PYVP project primarily engages low-income, urban, Latinx and black high school youth during the 2021-2022 school year in the development of a series of podcasts on local issues that are important to their lives. The project will provide them with a platform, skills and access to technology to raise their voices and share their ideas, perspectives and proposals to improve their lives as members of this community.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with our partners on this exceptional project,” said George Falardeau, Managing Director and CEO of Pasadena Media.

Chris Miller, PYVP Project Director and COO of Pasadena Media, said:

The future of our community is in the hands of these young people and we look forward to helping them engage in exciting conversations about their experiences and ideas.

The Californian documentary project

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of Californian humanities. A nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, CDP grants are awarded to support interactive film, audio and media projects that add a new layer to a complex and growing portrait of California. Since 2003, California Humanities has awarded more than $ 5 million in research and development, production, and public engagement grants to media creators who go in depth and have wide reach to capture California in all its complexity.

Julie Fry, President and CEO of California Humanities, said, “We have received so many great submissions and are delighted to be able to offer support to deserving projects such as the Pasadena Youth Voices podcast that offer relevant, powerful and significant means. to connect and help us better understand the human condition.

Pasadena Media is an operating company and community access television station in the City of Pasadena which provides a wide range of local programming to the people and by the people. In addition to facilitating the four PEG channels within Pasadena, it also offers hands-on video production experience and professional training.

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