What Drives Us
A third of NYC youth live in poverty. 1 in 3 have no mentor. A young person’s potential should not be determined by the zip code they were born into.
A Crisis of Inclusion in Media
When only 4% of films are directed by women and 6% by people of color, then young people grow up thinking their stories don’t matter. That they don’t matter.
Teens + Mentors + Filmmaking + Time = Success
Provide Free Filmmaking Workshops
In schools. Or after school. All our classes are free for NYC youth.
Partner With Educators
Reel Works partners with under-resourced schools to bring our award winning workshops into communities and recruit students to our after school mentoring programs.
All Reel Works after school students are paired 1:1 with professional filmmaker mentors to tell their stories and have their voices heard.
Train a Diverse Workforce
We provide technical training, workforce readiness and paid internships to prepare a diverse workforce for NYC’s $8 billion media industry.