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Youth have a unique perspective on the world that often goes unnoticed and underfunded. BYkids lets their voices be heard by funding short documentaries from kids around the world, with the aid of film mentors. Read more


Life After Youth Media: Insights About Program Influence Into Adulthood




Web Junkie

China is one of the first countries in the world to label overuse of the Internet a clinical condition. Web Junkie explores lives of patients at the treatment facilities the Chinese Government has created to detox and cure teenagers of their addictions to online life.  Read more


Director: Lee Hirsch Producer: Cynthia Lowen Website: Funding Funders: BeCause Foundation, Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, Fledgling Fund, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, NoVo Foundation, Sundance, The Vered Foundation Key Funder: The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust (EFCT) The filmmakers write: “EFCT quickly became one of the key strategic partners and funders for The Bully […]

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The Homestretch

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Read more


15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

Kenneth Young was sentenced to die in prison when he was 15 years old.  Across the country more than 2500 kids sentenced to life without parole are hoping for a second chance.
15 TO LIFE weaves Kenneth’s legal battle for release with the story of his difficult childhood, and the circumstances that lead to a 30-day crime spree that changed his life forever. Read more


Rich Hill

This documentary film tells the story of three youth growing up in Rich Hill, Missouri. Seventy miles south of Kansas City, fifteen miles east of the Kansas border. Once a thriving mining town, shortly after World War II, the coal was gone – mined out. Stores closed, people moved away, farms were sold. It’s a story that could be told in hundreds of towns across America. Read more


Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing


Children’s Theatre Company


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