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About True Kids 1


True Kids 1 is a youth media education nonprofit based in Taos, New Mexico. To learn more about how we support student success and bridge classroom to career.

Our Mission


is to provide New Mexico youth with media skills, tools and opportunities to open career paths and promote digital citizenship.

THE TRUEKIDS1 MODEL

In our model, K-12 teachers and students are supported by higher education partners providing mentors, local government providing facilities and resources, community organizations providing guidance and purpose, local media outlets providing access to audience, and employers providing opportunities for professional experience and internships.

True Kids 1 coordinates the efforts of these community partners, with all activity integrated by four basic components:

Mentoring by media and tech industry professionals – provided by NM TechWorks, Stagecoach Foundation and others

Community Engagement through local media outlets – such as KNCE, Taos, KSFR, Santa Fe and PBS NM

Common Project Management/Evaluation System – provided by LEVERS, all guided by a

Pedagogical Framework with Ongoing Professional Development – from the Media Education Lab

In August 2018, True Kids 1 launched a three year media arts education initiative in northern NM schools, in partnership with the Media Education Lab at Columbia College Chicago. The program is grounded in the Media Production Hive Framework, developed by Dr. Yonty Friesem of the Media Education Lab.

This initiative involves 20 K-12 classrooms in six schools participating in a year long program combining media production (i.e. video, radio, web design) with media literacy and social/collaborative skills.  At the end of the year, students will share their work with the community at a media celebration festival.

Participating schools include: Taos Pueblo Day School, Taos Integrated School of the Arts, Taos Middle School, Anansi Charter School, Taos Charter School, and Moreno Valley High School. Classes from Vista Grande High School and Taos Academy are also participating in our youth radio productions.

In the coming year, there are plans to expand this model to schools in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces, NM

 

NEWS

True Kids 1 Films NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

On Sunday, Nov 4 True Kids 1 filmed a meet and greet with NM candidates Ben Ray Lujan, Martin Heinrich and Michelle Lujan Grisham. Our student journalists also interviewed Governor Grisham, Representative Susan Herrera, Secretary…

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On Sunday, Nov 4 True Kids 1 filmed a meet and greet with NM candidates Ben Ray Lujan, Martin Heinrich and Michelle Lujan Grisham. Our student journalists also interviewed Governor Grisham, Representative Susan Herrera, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Representative Bobby Gonzalez. You can see the videos in the media section of our website and on our YouTube Channel


 

Best Student Journalism Show 2018

True Kids 1 won a 2018 New Mexico Broadcasting Association award in the teen journalism category for our youth radio roundtable on School Shootings and Gun Violence. The show was hosted by seven NM High School…

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True Kids 1 won a 2018 New Mexico Broadcasting Association award in the teen journalism category for our youth radio roundtable on School Shootings and Gun Violence. The show was hosted by seven NM High School Students, including survivors of the 2017 Aztec NM HS shooting. The show originally aired on KNCE Taos 93.5FM, and was rebroadcast on KSFR Santa Fe 101.1FM and KUNM Albuquerque 89.9FM. You can listen to the show here.


 
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  • True Kids 1 at LESC

    True Kids 1 was invited to present to the New Mexico Legislative Education Committee on September 27th in Albuquerque. True Kids 1 and its partners from Stagecoach Foundation, UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts, Levers, and the Las Cruces School District TV program talked about our Youth Media School Initiative currently being implemented in 20 K-12 classrooms in six northern New Mexico schools and our vision for expanding our model to Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.




    Best Student Journalism Show 2018

    True Kids 1 won a 2018 New Mexico Broadcasting Association award in the teen journalism category for our youth radio roundtable on School Shootings and Gun Violence. The show was hosted by seven NM High School Students, including survivors of the 2017 Aztec NM HS shooting. The show originally aired on KNCE Taos 93.5FM, and was rebroadcast on KSFR Santa Fe 101.1FM and KUNM Albuquerque 89.9FM. You can listen to the show here.




    True Kids 1 Films NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

    On Sunday, Nov 4 True Kids 1 filmed a meet and greet with NM candidates Ben Ray Lujan, Martin Heinrich and Michelle Lujan Grisham. Our student journalists also interviewed Governor Grisham, Representative Susan Herrera, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Representative Bobby Gonzalez. You can see the videos in the media section of our website and on our YouTube Channel




Videos

Radio

INSTAGRAM

Events

Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The EQ (Emotional Intelligence) class from Taos High School presents a new show discussing the importance of emotional awareness for young people.
KNCE Taos 93.5FM
12:00 am
Radio Cafe host Mary-Charlotte Domandi and Taos News editor Staci Matlock will lead an interactive  full day workshop for 20 students from four area high schools on interviewing techniques. This event is presented by True[...]
Taos Center for the Arts
10:00 am
A special screening for students of Taos Pueblo Day School and Vista Grande High School. RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary that tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until[...]
Taos Center For the Arts

OUR BOARD


TINA CRUZ

22Attorney Tina Cruz is a northern NM native with deep ties to the community. Ms. Cruz has received recognition from national and state organizations for her commitment to the legal profession. She is well-respected in the legal community and has been recognized for being professional, well-prepared, and an excellent advocate.




ENRICO TRUJILLO

Enrico is a media specialist for the UNM-Taos Digital Media Department. A Taos native, Enrico has been a professional artist and educator for the past 20 years. Enrico’s level head, artistic spirit and media expertise make him an invaluable asset for True Kids 1.



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  • TINA CRUZ

    22Attorney Tina Cruz is a northern NM native with deep ties to the community. Ms. Cruz has received recognition from national and state organizations for her commitment to the legal profession. She is well-respected in the legal community and has been recognized for being professional, well-prepared, and an excellent advocate.




    ENRICO TRUJILLO

    Enrico is a media specialist for the UNM-Taos Digital Media Department. A Taos native, Enrico has been a professional artist and educator for the past 20 years. Enrico’s level head, artistic spirit and media expertise make him an invaluable asset for True Kids 1.




    LYNN ROMEJKO

    Board Co-Chair Lynn Romejko-Jacobs is also the Department Chair at the SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development and has served on the SMU faculty since 1980. A sharp, passionate educator, Lynn has been a part time Taos resident for over 20 years. In 2007 she helped design and create a new major in Applied Physiology and Sports Management. With her positive spirit, extensive experience in education and non-profits, Lynn is a tremendous resource for True Kids 1.




    JONATHAN DOOLEY

    Jonathan is the Principal of the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School in Albuquerque, which offers secondary students a project-based, cross-curricular education centered in the media arts. Jonathan’s 30+ year career in education includes working on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and teaching in Albuquerque schools. Jonathan plays trombone in a local band, and has been a host/producer on an award-winning NPR program.




    JASON SECK

    Jason is an entrepreneur with a brilliant skill set spanning web design, coding, marketing and production. Jason worked for 13 years for the Henson Company as a creative producer with the Muppets and Sesame Street. Jason has his own creative agency and recently founded Taos Family Farms.




    ANTHONY RADEMEYER

    Anthony Rademeyer – Board Co-Chair. Anthony worked in investment banking and markets for HSBC in Europe, Asia and the United States, retiring as Group General Manager and Head of Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets Asia in 2005. He and his wife Fabienne moved to El Salto in 2009. One of the original supporters and dedicated advisors of True Kids 1, Anthony’s experience, professionalism and wisdom are invaluable to True Kids 1’s success.




    ANDY “ROSEY” HAYETT

    Founder/Director. Mr. Hayett has worked with youth in Taos for over 20 years as a teacher and mentor, partnering with schools and community organizations to create enrichment programs around arts, education and wellness. He founded True Kids 1 in 2016 as a result of his work with youth at KNCE radio.