MEDIA LITERACY

Our organization offers curriculum that teaches teens how to access, analyze and 

evaluate media messages.

MEDIA CREATION

Our Biennial Teen Media Literacy Conference teaches teens how to create photo campaigns and PSAs.

ADVOCACY

Our curriculum and workshops equip teens with awareness to have a voice in their community through media.

Founder & Executive Director,

Jimmeka Anderson

Is Featured In The AWARD-WINNING Media Literacy Documentary "TRUST ME"

To watch the full trailer and learn more about the film, visit the film's website:

trustmedocumentary.com

Current Projects

Launched in Dec. 2020, the Teens and Social Media Traveling Photo Exhibit captures the influence of social media on the lives of teens through photo-voice photography. Photos in the exhibit were produced by 9th-grade students in four Charlotte High Schools that have participated in the Cyber Series Program. The photo exhibit also includes interactive booklets with information about photos, questions to spark dialogue, engaging photo scavenger hunts, quizzes and puzzles for youth to explore alone or with parents. If interested in receiving a booklet, email mail@iamnotthemedia.org.

Visit the online exhibition:

teensandsocialmedia.com

The Teens & Social Media Online Exhibition

Community Initiatives

The Urban Education Collaborative at UNC Charlotte, UNC Film Studies Department, Women + Girls Research Alliance, and I AM not the MEdia, Inc. is partnering with Mingo Studios to host the four-week interactive virtual learning experience, Keepin It REEL: Black Girls Film Camp from April 24, 2021, to May 22, 2021. This film camp empowers high school Black girls to create their own stories and learn about the film industry. Teen participants will work with their own individual professional production team to create a short film of their own at the completion of the camp. Special guest speakers, gifts, and awards will all be a part of this interactive VIRTUAL experience. The audience for this project is high school Black girls in grades 9 through 12.

 

Apply online at: thecollaborative.uncc.edu 

 

The Keepin It REEL: Black Girls Film Camp

The Education of Blacks (1920 - 2020) Online Youth Exhibition project launched Feb. 2021 and captures the educational experience, past and present, of Blacks in Charlotte, NC. This initiative bridges history with critical media pedagogy and digital arts to build understanding and empower action in our community. The project was a collaboration with the UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, I AM not the MEdia, Inc., Scholar Pamela Grundy, educators, and students from five local schools. The team worked to assist students in capturing historically marginalized educational experiences of the past and exploring today's educational system through digital media.

Visit the online exhibition:

blackeducationclt.com

The Education of Blacks In Charlotte Youth Exhibition

The

 

Cyber Citizen Series

A Partnership with The NC Humanities Council, West Charlotte, West Mecklenburg and Zebulon B. Vance High School's 9th Grade AVID Program.

The Cyber Series

A Partnership with The Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Phillip O. Berry High School's 9th Grade AVID Program.

In these 6 educational workshop series, teens learn about the media's influence on mental health, social media safety, digital citizenship cyberbullying and social media democracy/fake news. Teens are challenged to create photo campaigns with their peer groups that educate and spread awareness to other teens.

WBTV SOCIAL MEDIA INTERVIEW

Interview conducted April 2017 with Founder, Jimmeka Anderson and Operations Director,, Cassandra Alston, and TV/Radio Personality, Olympia D, during WBTV's Raising Brilliance segment that focused on the appropriate age to introduce youth to social media for parents.

OUR TEEN MEDIA LITERACY CONFERENCE
 
A weekend overnight college experience on a college campus that exposes teens to media literacy education and advocacy! 
SEEKING A PART TIME
PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT
 
Requirements:
1) At least 1 year Professional Administrative Experience
2) Extremely Organized
3) Reliable and Self Driven
3) Excellent Communicator
4) Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps 
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Considering I AM not the MEdia as a potential partner for your next community event? Email our Executive Director, Jimmeka Anderson, at jimmeka@iamnotthemedia.org.

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We are always in need of donations or in-kind support for our organization. We are always accepting digital devices for programming donations. Contact our organization at: mail@iamnotthemedia.org to discuss in-kind donation opportunities or donate monetarily by clicking the button below.

VOLUNTEER 
OPPORTUNITIES

Whether you are an adult seeking ways to get involved with educating teens about media literacy or a teen looking to gain volunteer hours, we have many opportunities available.

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OVER 6 YEARS EXPERIENCE
10,000+ TEENS SERVED

Our organization serves teens and young adults outside Charlotte, NC

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