Recent Youth Media projects
“Unbroken Hope,” an original song written, produced and performed by the 9th grade Scholars of Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York under the direction of MIMA Teaching Artists Naomi Florin and Katy Walker Mejia. The song and music video culminate the Scholars’ final service learning project, an exploration of immigration and ethnic identity and was shared with the Boys Hope Girls Hope community at a film screening earlier this month.
You will be amazed by the anti-bullying anthem created by MIMA Music students at PS186Q (The Castlewood School) in Bellerose, Queens, which they will perform for the whole student body in May!
Huge thanks to our inspiring students, our generous sponsors The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, MIMA TAs Phoebe Lichty and Frank Perowsky, and to the extraordinary efforts of Castlewood’s Adam Zwang and Michele Rowe. Video produced and edited by Things Are Changing Productions (Katy Walker-Mejia)
Great Loving Time Together written by Restart junior high students in Brownsville, Brooklyn during a 10 week Mima Music workshop. Featuring Marquis, Lorenzo, Diante and Marcos. Teaching artists Katy Walker-Mejia and Josephine Cho. Edited by Katy Walker-Mejia.
Makers.com and Reel Works Teen Filmmaking created an all girls editing workshop in the summer of 2016. As lead instructor, Katy guided six talented young women through the process of editing short form interviews highlighting inspiring women changemakers. They learned how to use Adobe Premiere and After Effects as well as how to edit from transcripts in order to create paper cuts. Some students even created original music using Garageband! Those that finished their videos early learned out to create a logo sting for their production company.
Vídeo, fotos, música y arte por la juventud de Aetlier Favela en Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
“Sin Fronteras” y “Pachamama” por Phillip Moltaban & Los Nativos