Megan Kiefer, the founder of The Take Two Media Initiative, has been teaching filmmaking in NYC since 2009 through The Take Two Film Academy. In every classroom, she noticed how the students transformed from apathetic to excited with the simple addition of video production tools. The student's eagerness to learn filmmaking seeped into their enthusiasm for science, math and history, because media is the conduit of modern learning. TTMI expands the longtime expert work of the Film Academy by bringing media education to schools that otherwise couldn't afford it.
Why we Started the Take Two Media Initiative
We believe all kids deserve an opportunity to get a great education and that different kids learn in different ways. Since 2009, Take Two has helped thousands of kids discover their talents and passions using film. This has been possible thanks to a handful of timely grants and the tireless work of many PTAs.
But the most vulnerable kids in our societies don’t go to schools with strong PTAs and their schools don’t have access to grant money. These kids, the ones who need innovative education the most, have the least access to it.
Together, we can change that.
Meet Our Board
Jessica is a community organizer, mother of two, event organizer and dedicated to the power of storytelling in education.