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Elizabeth Hummer

Elizabeth Hummer has been committed to empowering young people to create the best lives for themselves since the early 90’s. She has worked for Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, PBS (Cyberchase, In the Mix), and MTV, giving kids cameras to help them tell their stories. She also helps them find jobs in production.

Her work in children’s media has received two Emmy Awards and four nominations. She aspires to bring video into the classroom as a form of academic expression.

Elizabeth is proud to be on the producing team of Poet Against Prejudice, the most recent BYkids film.

Outside of production, Elizabeth leads Harlem fifth graders on Sierra Club nature excursions and is on the Board of Trustees of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

“Young people are in a rapidly evolving state of making sense of their worlds and their place within it. By helping youth to tell their stories authentically, BYkids assists them to become more grounded in their personal truth and confident about their place in the world – locally and globally. I am proud to be a shepherd to the personal wisdom of young people on behalf of BYkids. Nothing is more effective in bringing peace to the world than this universal self-knowledge.”