Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition Media Project

Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition Media Project

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Film 101 classes with a drug-free message for 6th-12th graders

The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition

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Update #11

14 days ago

With these messages, some of our goals include giving our youth a creative outlet to talk about and honor what they’ve been through, expose the long term consequences that come with poor stress management, talk about gaps in youth support, highlight youth drug & alcohol illiteracy, discuss the burden of family financial hardships, pin-point certain decision-making deficits (cognitive, emotional, social) in our youth, and law-related education.

Visit www.drugfreemediaproject.com for more information and to sign up for our free FALL events. Don't forget to DONATE, as these funds help us make things like this happen!

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Our Mission

Our youth’s authentic lens is underrepresented in the media. To understand their perspective and struggles, this platform and these tools will build the necessary skills they need to bring their vision to life.  

We are a team of diverse filmmakers who strive to pass along our shared knowledge, skills, and resources to the next generation of young creatives. We set out to accomplish this mission by providing lessons in practical video production to underrepresented youth.

We believe the education they’ll receive and the teamwork involved in video production can be a transformative experience. With reliable guidance, our at-risk youth can create media that represents their shared experiences while preparing them for future success.

What are we fundraising for?

1. Equipment, snacks, and space for our monthly workshops and Spring and Fall programs that consist of Film 101 classes with a drug-free message for 6th-12th graders. 

2. These funds allow us to continue to help the youth make influential public service announcements and/or short films by teaching them all aspects of the film-making process (research, development, pre-production, production, post-production.) They get to show off what they made during our Spring and Fall events. 

3. To cash match our generous grant from the City of Austin.

What we’re promoting

  • Healthy Mindset
  • Youth resilience
  • Challenge false beliefs
  • Sustainable behavioral change
  • Drug education | awareness
  • A life full of hobbies and aspirations
  • The tools to avoid dangerous habits
  • STEAM education

All donations are tax deductible. You can learn more at www.drugfreemediaproject.com

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
14 days ago

Update #21

With these messages, some of our goals include giving our youth a creative outlet to talk about and honor what they’ve been through, expose the long term consequences that come with poor stress management, talk about gaps in youth support, highlight youth drug & alcohol illiteracy, discuss the burden of family financial hardships, pin-point certain decision-making deficits (cognitive, emotional, social) in our youth, and law-related education.

Visit www.drugfreemediaproject.com for more information and to sign up for our free FALL events. Don't forget to DONATE, as these funds help us make things like this happen!

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
14 days ago

Update #20

We did it! Thanks to our wonderful youth cast, the Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition Media Project was able to make its 4th Public Service Announcement.

This PSA was written by the students down at Project Engage (Travis County's Court #6 Diversion Court.) It's entitled "Impact" and is centered around Opioids and Codeine.

Visit www.drugfreemediaproject.com for more information and to sign up for our free FALL events. Don't forget to DONATE, as these funds help us make things like this happen!

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #16

We're heading into production for our 4th youth written and driven Public Service Announcement entitled "Impact"!

This PSA will discuss Opioids and Codeine (a type of Opioid), along with exploring the following messages:

1. How do drugs impact the people and situations around them?

2. What are the consequences/results of the impact?

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #12

Thanks to your support and our gracious sponsors with the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and Motion Media Arts Center, we are going to be able to screen our second Family Movie Night this year!

It will be located at the Austin School of Film (2200 Tillery St. Austin, TX 78723) Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 6 - 9 pm.

It will be free and open to the public!

This community screening will help promote a few things:

1. Drug & alcohol-free activity for the youth
2. Community awareness of drug & alcohol abuse
3. Cultivate safe spaces for our youth
4. Youth opportunities for positive community involvement

These community events are meant to provide a safe and nurturing environment for family entertainment and positively promote different ways our youth can steer away from the potential use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.
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SCREENING AGENDA

6:00 - 6:15 pm - Introduce the community to our team & cause

6:15 - 6:20 pm - Present the Media Project's current drug-free PSA

6:20 - 6:25 pm - Highlight the youth that made it/helped make it

6:25 - 6:30 pm - Briefly educate the community on the current drug we're tackling

6:30 - 6:35 pm - Suggest donations (call to action)

6:35 - 8:55 pm - Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

8:55 - 9:00 pm - Closing photos

Every little bit helps and education is the key!

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #9

Our youth had a blast at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex over the Summer!

They came in one by one curious and excited to check out the new PSA the Austin Metro Drug-Free Media Project made entitled "Mother's Secret" - centered around a drug called Fentanyl.

With these donations and our wonderful sponsors, our youth were able to make an informative PSA about Fentanyl, showcase what they made at the community-driven Family Movie Night, and safely talk about their experiences with drugs and alcohol.

Our youth also got a chance to review what they learned about the filmmaking process to their peers as the event was free and open to the public.

With your continued support, we can do more. Visit www.drugfreemediaproject.com for updates and more information!

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #7

Truth be told, Austin's future starts with its youth, thus, this is a sincere appeal and attempt to further uplift education standards

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #6

Remember, your support and donation help provide more resources for the next generation of underrepresented young creatives seeking lessons in video production ❤️

As well as, ensures access to professional mentors, open doors that are otherwise closed, and aids sustainability in positive behavioral change for our youth.

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #4

Our students at Travis High appreciate the after school snacks that are available through donations when their learning the film-making process and getting a better understanding of drug and alcohol education.

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #2

Without giving our youth the chance to tell their story or share their voices we can't facilitate understanding or change. Helping the next generation challenge false beliefs takes giving them a platform and listening. Your donations have been giving us a hand up with this vision.

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #3

Funding is the fuel that allows ideas to be developed and creative projects to be launched. Let's make this work together. The next generation is depending on it!

Every little bit counts! Help us reach our $1,500 goal to bring the next drug-free youth driven production to life.

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The Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #1

Austin Metro Drug-Free Coalition Media Project has just wrapped another production thanks to our Project Engage students, cast, crew, and donors. It's our Fentanyl PSA | Short Film entitled "Mother's Secret", and our hope is to educate and start the conversation.

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