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.

Megan, Founder

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

Logan Freethy

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Logan is a manager at Google and dedicated towards the advancement of individuals seeking to change the world. 

Megha Desai

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Megha is dedicated to empowering women and children through community development to elevate health and livelihood. She also serves as President of the Desai Foundation.

Andrew Riccio

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Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie, Andrew's approach is to leverage a global perspective to provide clients with practical, innovative advice on a wide range of issues to help resolve (or prevent) disputes. 

Jessica Gracyalny

Jessica is a community organizer, mother of two, event organizer and dedicated to the power of storytelling in education.