True Kids 1 Archive

New Spring After-School Clubs


In this six week filmmaking workshop you will learn the basics of how to make a short film! Students will participate in every part of the process from brainstorming, outlining and writing to shooting, directing and editing. Choose from fiction, documentary, comedy, drama, music video, visual poem and more!

Age or Grade level/s: Grades 6-12

Meetings will be held virtually.



Join True Kids 1 PBS Journalism team. Students will create news stories to be broadcast on PBS NM and to submit to the PBS Student Reporting Labs contest to air nationally.

Age or Grade level/s: Grades 6-12

Meetings will be virtual. Any video shoots will be in small groups with Covid Safe practices.



In this four week session you will learn the fundamentals of coding. Discover symmetry, patterns, and the beauty of code! Using the coding language Python, students will experience what it takes to program a computer to solve problems, becoming programmer tinkerers! No experience required.

Age or Grade level/s: Grades 4-6

Meetings will be held virtually.



Learn to fly a drone and the art of drone photography while capturing footage of the unique geography of the Taos region every Saturday evening for six weeks.

Age or Grade level/s: Grades 6-12

various locations in the Taos Area


Justis Daniels Speaks With TK1

Youth activist and True Kids 1 Jr. Mentor Justis Daniels spoke with youth in the social media team of our Digital Day Camp about his groundbreaking work leading protests in Flagstaff, AZ. Justis coordinated with the Mayor and Chief of Police to ensure that police left their guns in their cars, distributed water, sunscreen and masks, didn’t enforce the evening curfew, and even took a knee in solidarity with the protesters. In exchange, the protesters agreed to be peaceful and not block street traffic. Justis continues to spread his message of the importance of discourse and collaboration between organizers and community leaders as our country seeks meaningful and lasting change. To further his efforts in promoting justice for all people, he is creating a nonprofit called Coalition for the People, based on the principles of discourse, education and action. True Kids 1 is proud to support Justice’s platform. The cover image is an Instagram post created by the team after their discussion with Justis.

Micro-Lesson: Zoom Etiquette

With so many of us having video classes and meetings these days, we thought it would be helpful to create a fun video about ZOOM ETIQUETTE. Don’t interrupt, be late or chew gum are just a few of the lessons shared by our mentor Jason Pfeifer from @improvmedicine and our three 10 yr old actors, Lauren, Bernice and Whitney. Get your zoom on!

True Kids 1 Youth COVID-19 Zoom Forum

As part of our coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, True Kids 1 is hosting a series of zoom forums among youth leaders from New Mexico, New Jersey, and Arizona. Here is part 1 of our most recent forum.

Coronavirus: Responding to crisis

True Kids 1 is taking a leadership role in Northern New Mexico with our response to school closures due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Working closely with our community partners, including Taos Municipal Schools, Kit Carson Electric, the LOR Foundation, University of New Mexico and Adobe, our goal is to ensure that all students are connected, and able to access our quality online learning opportunities.

Our dedicated staff of Classroom Liaisons and Professional Media Mentors continue to support the 30 classrooms in our current school pilot helping to create their media projects addressing community issues.


TK1 Pro student teams continue to engage with the community. 

We offer access to online workshops on topics like interview techniques and interpersonal skills, and Walden the award winning educational video game.

Our TK1 Pro student team continues to engage with the community through our radio shows, social media, phone/video interviews, and onsite productions (with appropriate social distancing). 

Through our partnership with Adobe, we’ll be giving our students access to their Creative Cloud, along with tutorials on using digital tools such as Photoshop, Premiere, Audition and Illustrator.

Our programs guide students through the use of these and other tools in order to complete civic media projects.

With the scale and duration of this crisis still unknown, True Kids 1 is committed to supporting students, teachers, parents, and administrators in realizing the potential for collaborative online learning and continued civic engagement. 



physical: 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte

Taos NM — behind The Revolt Gallery!

mailing: P.O. Box 2940

Taos, NM 87571



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