More than 50% of children in the schools we serve are considered low-income and receive free or reduced lunch. Their backgrounds range from an average of 20 countries per grade level with 10-20% currently experiencing homelessness or living in the shelter system.
What TTMI Does: We offer free resources
COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Unequal Access to Resources and Opportunities for Creative Growth
An unprecedented switch to digital learning due to COVID-19 has highlighted huge disparities among school systems around access and resources for digital media literacy and skills based learning.
What TTMI Does: We have spent years building deep relationships with school systems and administrators. Through those relationships, we identify low-resourced schools with high potential to launch TTMI residency programs.
Media Literacy Has Never Been More Important in Today’s Political Environment
Misinformation across the political spectrum is influencing our children's view of the world from COVID-19 to the our elections. By age 18, 88% of young adults regularly get news from Facebook and other social media, but more than half US middle-schoolers cannot distinguish advertising from real news, or fact from fiction.
What TTMI Does: We help students understand how to dissect and analyze the stories being told, take responsibility for the content they create, and understand the power of validating the content they share.