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.
What We Do
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.