Investing in Youth Media

A Guide for Grantmakers

Open Society Institute and Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media

2006, 32 pages. GFEM, c/o National Video Resources, 73 Spring St. Suite 403, New York, NY 10012, 212-274-8080,

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Produced by The Open Society Institute, this publication is a tool for grantmakers interested in youth media. It provides a brief in-troduction to youth media and a summary of its recent history as a means to promote youth development and to outline the ways in which hands-on involvement with media is especially effective in engaging youth. The publication also includes seven case studies of youth media organizations that provide first-hand testimonials from youth as well as success stories, lessons-learned, and guide-lines for grantmakers interested in evaluating youth media programs. The publication includes a DVD with examples of youth-made media projects.