The Hazelwood Youth Media Justice Program (HYJMP) is an after school program aimed at teaching photography, audio, journalism and social media to youth in the greater Hazelwood area. Participants learn how to use digital equipment, basic journalism skills, + create podcasts, utilizing social media platforms all infused with principles of social justice. One intention of this program is to document and give voice to the youth’s perspective on the quickly changing neighborhood of Hazelwood.
The first pilot program launched on Feb. 5th. 2015, included trips to the Hardware Store a local digital co-working space, interviewing long time Hazelwood residents, and attended the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. You can listen to youth interviews from Detroit on our Soundcloud. Some members of HYJMP started their own business called Documentous and you can hire them to photograph your events and momentous occasions by emailing – email@example.com