Why is it important for youth to be informed citizens and active participants of the media? Which skills and media literacy tools are the most important for youth to have today?
Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using all forms of communication - National Association for Media Literacy Education.
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New Mexico Media Literacy Now is a coalition of advocates for students to obtain key skills and tools to navigate and participate in the media and our world. Media Literacy education – which teaches students to apply critical thinking to media messages and to use media to create their own messages – is a key 21st century skill. Media Literacy is critical to the health and well-being of America’s children, as well as to their future participation in the civic and economic life of our democracy. Several states, including New Mexico, are making the protection of children a priority by moving legislation supporting media literacy education in public schools.
We can build a strong coalition to ensure media literacy education prepares young people to be effective consumers and creators of media. Media Literacy Now partners with representatives from the following sectors: youth, parents, media, schools, education groups, youth serving organizations, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, religious or fraternal organizations, business community, state local or tribal governmental agencies and other organizations that support our mission.
We are a volunteer organization and we have many ways for you to get involved in this important cause. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Sign up through our "Contact-Join-Partner" section and send us a message with your interest to volunteer.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you.
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