In response to school closures due to the

COVID-19 outbreak

True Kids 1 is taking a leading role

to support the shift to distance learning.

To address the crisis:

We have raised over $75K to purchase MacBooks for students to access online learning.

We are conducting COVID-19 Youth Leader Forums to discuss the outbreak and its impact on communities.

To contribute to this campaign:

We are offering a Social Media Master Class generating paid internships for students in social media content production and management

(In partnership with TSMA Consulting)

We are supporting classroom projects including:
  • a COVID-19 podcast
  • choose your own adventure stories set during the black plague
  • social media campaigns on environmental issues
  • student zoom interviews with leaders and experts
We are providing training for teachers in how to best facilitate video classes.
We partnered with Taos Municipal Schools and Adobe to provide access to the Adobe Creative Cloud to over 1,100 local students.
Digital Day Camp
We offer a free Digital Day Camp during the summer for youth to continue to engage in media production for social change.

(In partnership with Adobe and UNM)

From our Board of Directors

Dear all,

We are about to experience the full impact of the measures taken by the authorities to limit the spread of COVID 19.

Fortunately our community, in full response mode, has Kit Carson Broadband, True Kids 1, and the Municipal Schools collaborating to compile an inventory of computers and broadband access, to identify what is needed and by whom, so as to ensure equity in the delivery of home schooling to the children in our community.

As disquieting as the pandemic is and as disruptive as the need to social distance will be, it has also revealed the need for distance learning and the holes in our community where both technology and the means to deliver it are lacking.

LOR foundation has committed to help fill the computer gap and Adobe has committed to making its suite of products available for free for the duration of the crisis.

This moment represents an opportunity for teachers to utilize technology which will enable them to support online student learning. It will also enable students to remain engaged with their studies and be exposed to technology and tools which will stand them in good stead both academically and vocationally.

The tools which will be deployed will still encourage the evolution of critical thinking and collaboration amongst students. 

You will be at the forefront of this pioneering endeavor working closely with teachers, workshop mentors, Adobe support and other resources to support online student learning.

This is extremely important work which you will be undertaking in the coming weeks and months for which we, your Board of Directors, and the community at large, are extremely grateful and proud of the service you provide.

Please be safe and follow all the appropriate public health protocols.


With the fondest regards,

Anthony Rademeyer

True Kids 1 is committed to inclusivity and equal access.


During the COVID-19 public health crisis, True Kids 1 remains committed to providing digital media education opportunities to all students freely, especially now in the face of the current global circumstance. All contributions made to True Kids 1 help kids like yours (or you!) get access to production education and opportunities to build media skills for a life of creativity and digital citizenship. If you or your family are in a position to support our work, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution. 100% of donations go directly to providing educational opportunities for young people here in the Land of Enchantment, and beyond.

EMAIL & PHONE

(575) 779-4400

[email protected]

ADDRESS

P.O. Box 2301

Ranchos de Taos

NM 87557

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