Gandhi Brigade Youth Media has changed the organization’s name to Action Youth Media, according to a press release.
The change is intended “to capture the spirit of the organization’s mission and the community it serves,” according to the release.
“We want to build trust with students and their families. And promote Action Youth Media’s inclusive, creative, safe space for teens to thrive,” said Anna MacLachlan, the group’s executive director.
The change is the result of three years of work with students, teachers, parents, expert volunteers and board members as they reviewed their mission, which is “To provide inclusive spaces where young people find their unique voices, gain self-confidence, and learn the media skills they need to be thriving community members,” among other goals, according to the release.
The group was founded in 2008 by the late Richard Jaeggi and promotes filmmaking to middle and high school students. In 2022, 190 students learned filmmaking skills and produced short videos in the organization’s studios, which are in the lower level of the Silver Spring Library.