mcm youth media academy

April 8, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Youth Media Academy Teaches Youth Valuable Skills for Media Making and for Life

The Winter/Spring 2021 8-week session of the MCM Youth Media Academy ended this past Thursday, April , 2021. Over the course of the program, participants learned on Tuesdays how to edit on their mobile phones, how to develop and produce a web series, how to create audio and video files, and other technical skills as […]

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April 7, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Applications Now Open for the MCM Summer Youth Media Academy

Applications are now open for the 2021 MCM Summer Youth Media Academy. Each 4-week session of this program will meet Monday-Friday from 3-5pm virtually via Zoom. Youth ages 11-17 years-old learn the three stages of production through intensive field assignments using various free and low-cost editing and animation software for their desktop and mobile devices. […]

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April 6, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCPS Teacher Randi Levy Talks Rock Band and the Love of Music

In this episode of ArtsEnPower, Montgomery County Public Schools teacher and singer/songwriter Randi Levy talks about her work as a music teacher and her innovative Rock Band program in schools. ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses on the ways that creative people use their artistry to positively impact their community. ArtsEnPower is a […]

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March 18, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Poet LC Williams Uses Poetry to Tell the Stories that Need Telling

In this episode of ArtsEnPower, Shahyan S. interviews award-winning poet LC Williams. Sharing her journey towards becoming a writer, LC Williams talks about her travels to Amsterdam and her views on how poetry should speak to the times.  ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses on the ways that creative people use their artistry […]

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March 10, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Visual Artist Zsudayka Terrell Shares Her Journey to Becoming a Sought After Fine Artist and Curator

In this fourth episode of ArtsEnPower, youth host Shahyan S. interviews visual artist and curator Zsudayka Terrell. Terrell shares her journey of moving from Denver, Colorado to the Washington DC metropolitan area and how she manages her family’s fine art business as a visual artist and curator. ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses […]

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January 25, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Singer Colie Aziza Talks About the Transition to Becoming a Children’s Book Author

In this third episode of ArtsEnPower, youth host Karina G interviews children’s book author and singer/songwriter Colie Aziza. ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses on the ways that creative people use their artistry to enhance their community. ArtsEnPower is a project through the MCM Youth Media Academy. The MCM Youth Media Academy is […]

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January 13, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Teaching Artist Ayesis Clay Shares Her Journey as a Theater Professional

In this inaugural episode of ArtsEnPower, youth host Karina G interviews education and theater professional Ayesis Clay. Ayesis Clay is a multi-disciplinary artist and playwright based in Prince George’s County, MD but serving the entire state of Maryland as a teaching artist. She talks to Karina about her journey as an artist and teacher and […]

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