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Inspiring young people to engage with media in thoughtful and creative ways that support physical and mental well-being

Media Power Youth encourages young people to discover their own agency in shaping the media ecosystem that drives our inner and outer worlds today. We connect with young people through creative, diverse learning experiences that build critical-thinking skills and bring together youth, parents, educators, health advocates, and community members so we can all learn from each other.

Check out a selection of our resources and programs below!


Media Power Youth has a portfolio of instructional tools for grades 4th-9th designed to be implemented by educators in an academic setting. These curriculum bundles are flexible and include activities that can be integrated into various subjects that educators are already teaching (e.g., health, ELA, social studies, and  STEM). These resources are provided through a Google Workspace with lesson plans, discussion guides, student worksheets, digital slides, and media examples. 

Our current curriculum library includes:

Media Literacy for Safe & Healthy Choices 2.0 (4-5th Grade)


This evidence-based educational resource contains lessons on how media and technology shape our habits and attitudes around wellness while engaging students in a hands-on health fair project. New topics include vaping, infographics, reality TV,  stress management, and community. This curriculum has 12 lessons distributed across three pillars of health (brain, body, and being) and includes three health fair planning lessons.

Screenshots (6-8th Grade)


This curriculum is designed to shape constructive media usage and provide middle school students with a better understanding of how online interactions influence their beliefs, behaviors, and choices. Students learn how to think critically about social media messages, manage online conflict, explore the role of digital media in peer pressure and substance abuse, and practice empathy in situations that mimic the daily online challenges teens experience.

Digital Climate Change: Tweet & Text Your Way to a Better World (6-8th Grade)


This project-based learning module teaches students how to recognize their own emotions, the emotions of others, and miscommunications in digital spaces. It also explores how personal communication habits impact individual mental health and relationships. This interactive learning experience culminates in the creation of a guidebook on healthy online communication and how to put empathy skills into practice.

Cyber Cipher: Decoding Social Networks (7-9th Grade)


This sophisticated curriculum for tech-savvy youth dives deep into the ways technology is integrated into our daily lives. Students will question things like algorithms and networks, building on their personal experiences and creating opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. They will conclude this experience by designing their own apps to help their communities.

Classroom Presentations

Every district, school, and classroom is different, which is why flexibility is a core tenant of everything we do. We're happy to design and present a program to your class or school group around the media literacy topic(s) that are most relevant to your community. Past presentations have addressed cyberbullying, digital footprints, social media and mental health, email etiquette, and responsible advocacy.

Parent Education

Media Power Youth's highly interactive and media-rich parent workshops are designed to help adults better understand how children are using media and how to build healthy media habits at home. We also facilitate family workshops where family members can share their different perspectives on media and how they can support each other in using media positively.

Professional Development

Media Power Youth offers professional development programs around topics such as managing screen time, remote learning engagement, responsible media creation, social media and mental health, cyberbullying, news literacy, and violence and substance use prevention. These events help educators and, by extension, students gain the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the increasingly complicated digital landscape and use media to create a positive impact.

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