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Mission + Values

Free Spirit Media cultivates diverse youth voices
to transform media and society.

  • Focused on Youth An engaging and relevant learning environment stimulates meaningful media creation.

  • Innovation & Creativity An entrepreneurial and visionary culture is the foundation for our future.

  • Team Engagement The development and spirited involvement of our talent is critical to fulfilling our mission.

  • Human Dignity Equality, solidarity, and inclusivity are essential in positively transforming media and society.

Strategy

  • Formalize Youth Pathways

    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Enhance opportunities for college and/or career readiness

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Broaden and strengthen industry connections
    • Expand internship program
    • Support more youth in preparing for college
    • Prepare more youth for post-secondary pathways
    • Increase alumni engagement
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  • Seed Innovation & Creativity

    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Invest in new media tools and emerging technologies

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Expand programmatic technology infrastructure
    • Enhance administrative technology infrastructure
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    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Advance pioneering curricula

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Solidify core curriculum
    • Invigorate curriculum via new media and emerging technologies
    • Align vision and assess effectiveness to measure success
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    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Increase visibility and profile of youth media products

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Expand organizational ability to promote youth media to a broader audience
    • Develop youth skills in dissemination, audience engagement, and marketing
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  • Strengthen Organizational Capacity

    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Honor organizational culture

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Create and implement an internal communications plan
    • Build mechanisms to measure and address staff engagement and employee voice
    • Promote inclusivity in decision-making
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    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Increase fundraising capacity

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Cultivate robust fundraising board
    • Focus on individual and major gifts
    • Diversify revenue sources
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    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Formalize policies and structures

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Solidify board governance and roles
    • Bolster board’s finance committee
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    HIGH LEVEL GOAL

    Create a succession plan and leadership pathways

    Supporting Initiatives

    • Enhance staff leadership capacity
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