Opportunities For You
(all those age 12 through 25 years)
PROMOTERS - Young Volunteer Filmmakers
The PROMOTERS are young people, middle school through age 25, who are interested in using media arts to promote youth voices and to support their communities. Weekly meetings are planned and facilitated by youth members, allowing them to grow their individual and collective power through the development of self, peers and community. (Student Service Learning available)
The Fall 2020 semester will be virtual. We will add in-person activities should it become safe and advised to do so.
2020 Program Partners:
Crittenton Services for Girls
Montgomery Housing Partnership
Montgomery County Public Library
Croydon Creek Nature Center
Aspen Hill Library
White Oak Library
Montgomery County Department of Recreation
Excel Beyond the Bell
Family Services, Inc.
Montgomery College - Takoma Park
2020 Locations: (We will return when it is safe for GBYM to reopen.)
Gandhi Brigade Headquarters- downtown Silver Spring
Aspen Hill Library
White Oak Library
Francis Scott Key Middle School
CASA de Maryland, Langley Park
Sligo View Apartments
PROMOTERS Spring Break 2020! -
Spring Break 2020 has been cancelled. Check back for Spring Break 2021.
Summer DOCS - Filmmaking Apprenticeship Program
Summer 2020: July 13 through August 22, 2020
Summer DOCS is a 5-week summer apprenticeship program. Apprentices receive a stipend for the program. Writers, actors, filmmakers, and graphic designers age 15 to 18 living in District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County are eligible to apply. Program is 20 hours per week. Apprentices work with instructors to create and participate in community service projects (virtually) and document their projects through short videos, graphic designs, social media posts, etc. Students will help raise awareness about COVID-19 relief efforts and help promote the efforts of GBYM partner organizations working on the front lines providing essential services.
YOUTH MEDIA COMPETITION 2020
Submission deadline has passed. Judges are now reviewing all submissions. Prizes will be announced the week of June 22, 2020.
The Montgomery County Youth Media Festival showcases media arts produced by youth. Youth can win prizes as well as the chance to have their films screened at Festival events.
Partnership with Montgomery Housing Partnership- FLOW Program
Future Leaders of the World(FLOW) is an after-school activities program for middle school students. The program provides a safe space for middle school students who reside in MHP affiliated neighborhoods. Gandhi Brigade provides two remote program locations at Pembridge Square Apartments in Wheaton, MD and Sligo View Apartments in Takoma Park, MD.
Through MHP and FLOW, GBYM provides instructors and video production equipment for participants to explore their creativity through video projects, including music videos, public service announcements, and short documentaries.
Learn more about MHP here
Partnership with CASA - Mi Espacio
Mi Espacio is an after school leadership and enrichment at CASA for Latino high school students in Baltimore City and Langley Park. The program strives to build the next generation of Latino youth leaders by combining academic support with life skills including workforce development, financial literacy and health education, with civic leadership development and social justice training, including public speaking, advocacy, conflict resolution, antiracism training, and community service.
Through the Mi Espacio Program, GBYM provides instructors and video production equipment for participants to explore their creativity through video projects, including music videos, public service announcements, and short documentaries.
Learn more about Mi Espacio here
Partnership with Crittenton Services - Goal Setting Girls
Goal Setting Girls is a 28-week curriculum that focuses on social and emotional learning for sixth and seventh-grade girls from lower income families. This two-year program is designed to promote the development of skills that are essential to achieving academic, career and life success. The goal of the program is to empower participating girls to succeed in middle school, high school, and college.
Through the Goal Setting Girls Program, GBYM provides instructors and video production equipment for participants to explore their creativity through video projects, including music videos, public service announcements, and short documentaries.
Learn more about Goal Setting Girls here