Join us! Youth environmental justice solutions, one story at a time

We’re excited to announce the continuation of our popular Redford Center Stories program, a go-to resource for educators, after school and out of school program leaders, youth development organizations, and homeschooling parents interested in leveraging the power of storytelling and film to support young people in learning about the environment. Redford Center Stories features a free, flexible, film-based curriculum, a series of virtual workshops and events, and an inclusive learning community designed to actively engage our youth in the environmental justice movement. Now, for the first year ever, Redford Center Stories is also open to high school students! 

This year’s program launches today, on Half-Earth Day, and will culminate on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, with the announcement of the winners of the Redford Center Stories Challenge.  Last year, 400 student films were submitted from youth in 32 states and 13 countries. Redford Center Stories invites educators, organizations, families, and students to participate in:Annual youth filmmaking challenge, providing an expansive take on environmental justice and how it shows up in young people’s lives. Comprehensive, standards-aligned free curriculum that utilizes the rich collection of environmental films and media created by The Redford Center and its global network of filmmakers and storytellers.Public event series – Meet the Moment – that combines professional development for all educators with learning opportunities for classrooms that engage students as experts and media-makers.
 Mentoring pathways that put students in direct relationship with filmmakers, environmental activists, creative youth development experts, and each other.Educators, families, and organizations interested in participating in Redford Center Stories can learn more and sign up here. Participants will receive a welcome email, details on how to access the curriculum, instructions for this year’s Student Filmmaking Challenge, and regular updates throughout this year’s program.
 We can’t wait to hear your stories!

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