We were thrilled to share our award-winning film, OUT OF ALEPPO, and experience the magic of the robust and personal conversation that our film inspired at an event hosted at Jim Brasher (BYkids Board member) and Jon Ambrose’s magnificent home in Sagaponack, NY.
The poignant reflections from the teens who were moved by Mo’s story of leaving Syria and settling in Germany gave us a taste of the profound conversations that BYkids films inspire in the classroom. Teachers use our films to guide meaningful discussions on how kids can help solve problems, find their own voice, and use storytelling to humanize global issues.
Our films, core-curriculum aligned School Guides, and Take Action Guides are invaluable resources for educators. BYkids films reach 83 million households through the PBS broadcast, 1.6 million teachers through PBS LearningMedia, and 4.5 million teachers and 45 million students through Discovery Education.
Funds raised will help produce four new films about environmental justice, climate activism, renewable energy and food security; to create professional development tools for teachers to generate an action agenda; and to hire administrative staff to achieve these objectives and increase impact.