“Reel Works for me was a foundation. An upbringing. Once you have a strong foundation, you can go anywhere.”

 
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What Drives Us

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Unheard Voices.

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.

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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

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Provide Free Filmmaking Workshops

In schools. Or after school. All our classes are free for NYC youth.

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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.

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Mentor Teens

All Reel Works after school students are paired 1:1 with professional filmmaker mentors to tell their stories and have their voices heard.

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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.

 
 

Real Impact That Lasts a Lifetime

 

Join us. Because when you change the storytellers, you change the world.

 

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