Atlanta Children’s Film Festival
Did You Know?
Many youth consume up to 11 hours of media per day.
Average teenager in U.S. spends 308 hours using media a month.
Negative/violent acts the average U.S. child will witness by age 18
Media Influences Youth
“In a nationally representative survey by the EdWeek Research Center in February 2022, 80 percent of educators said student behavior worsened with more screen time.” Many young people see themselves through the lens of negative media which results in low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and even poor decision making.
We inspire children to learn, think, dream, create and communicate through the study and application of video production disciplines and techniques. One of the core concepts of media literacy is: “All media messages are constructed.” KVC teaches youth how to create their own positive media content.
Media literacy is defined as the ability to analyze, understand, evaluate, access and create media. We teach youth media literacy to help them develop critical thinking skills and empower them with the knowledge and tools to make wiser media choices.
KVC Makes A Difference
Students served since 2006
Video Projects we helped our students produce
Free Video Production Workshop for underserved youth
“(KVC) has been a great asset to me, and I am grateful for its continued support. With Mrs. Johnson’s guidance and video expertise, at age 15, I was inspired to be a forward-thinking teen and set goals which resulted in me graduating as a first-generation college graduate from Georgia State University (GSU) with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Film/Video. KVC not only helped me prepare and plan for a future in media but provided me tools and a creative outlet to look at life positively.”
– Phebe Dowels, Writer & Producer