June 7 to July 2, 2021

Join us for FREE Summer Media Intensives with Industry Pros exploring storytelling through media. We will have both online and in person options. Please click the buttons below to learn more!

* In Person Classes will be held in person at the Taos Hive in Taos, NM. COVID Protocols in place.

Comic Book Design | Filmmaking | Game Design | Journalism/Photography Podcasting | Improv | Social Media Takeover | Theater

Ages 10-17

Transforming education through media production for social change.

Kids Learn Multimedia Skills at Nonprofit True Kids 1

Student Recording Media

True Kids 1, a media-literacy and training nonprofit for students in grades K-12, is on a mission to promote digital leadership and open career paths for kids.”We focus on having the kids be thoughtful and informed media producers, as opposed to just consumers,” said Rosey Hayett, the executive director of True Kids 1. “It’s also about giving the kids the skills and experiences they need to be successful in the digital economy — the creative economy — of New Mexico.”The organization, founded in Taos in 2017, partners with schools and industry leaders to get kids involved in socially engaged media production. It currently serves around 800 kids, and recently announced its registration for summer programs is still open.

Rumble Radio Interview

True Kids 1 journalists Elias Rodgriguez and Linea Jagles from Nambé Pueblo spoke with Taos Pueblo filmmaker Cameron Martinez about his experience working on Rumble and how the film industry is changing for Native film professionals.


How it works

Connecting youth to professional mentors brings media literacy to the forefront of education while creating future opportunities.

Classroom learning

Through its Classroom Model and TK1 PRO out of school program, True Kids 1 connects the classroom with community, bringing learning to life and challenging students to engage with local and global issues. 

Hands on experience

True Kids 1 creates opportunities for K-12 youth to work on real world media production projects, learning from professionals, and addressing issues that are meaningful to them.

Click to view our training model.


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P.O. Box 2301

Ranchos de Taos

NM 87557



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