BridgeUp:Film is an after-school scholarship program for 9th-12th grade young women that provides training and mentorship in journalism and visual storytelling. We teach video production, reporting, and storytelling skills to help our scholars tell meaningful and important stories in their communities and to aspire to be leaders in their field. Funded through the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation, and created in connection to Glassbreaker Films and The Center for Investigative Reporting, our goal is to combat the lack of gender representation in film and media. Working in small, collaborative groups led by industry leaders, our scholars will learn and use professional equipment to create and broadcast their own short films.
The 10-week Pilot Program for BridgeUp: Film begins on February 21 and runs through May 4th, with a final presentation of student work showcased in the final week. Classes are held weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 at The Center for Investigative Reporting. The cost of transportation to and from class is covered by us, and snacks will be provided.