How we listen to girls of Color*…
Pass The Mic Project (PTMP)
G4GC’s Pass the Mic Project (PTMP) is currently in its post-production editing phase! This summer, we’ll be excited to share dates for an official documentary film release, how you can watch, and how to share and amplify this powerful, narrative-shifting project.
About the project: PTMP is a creative filmmaking project to amplify compelling participatory research and stories by girls, femmes, and youth of Color from around the U.S. To date, G4GC has hosted nine filmmaking workshops, interviewed and filmed across five major cities, with participation from six grantee partners.
PTMP participating orgs include:
- HEART, D.C. | Focus: Reproductive justice and research on sexual health for muslim women, youth, and girls
- National Crittenton, National | Focus: Impacts of COVID-18 on cis and trans girls and gender-expansive young people
- The Beautiful Project, North Carolina | Focus: Black women’s experience of COVID-19 in NC
- Beyond Identity at CUNY, NYC | Focus: Identity-driven research by women of Color from immigrant and U.S.-based minority communities
- IGNITE National, Oakland, CA/National | Focus: Gen Z political participation, behaviors and mindset
- African American Policy Forum Young Scholars Program, NY/D.C.| Focus: Racial equity, gender-justice, and Black girl lived experiences across spaces
Pictured: Youth from The Beautiful Project in Durham, NC. Photo credit: Zahrah Farmer and Doward Hicks III
Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
With our YAC, we are not just giving resources, we are also ceding power. Through our youth engagement model, our youth advisors influence our programs and communications, and serve as decision-makers in our grantmaking. G4GC’s youth advisory council welcomes girls, femmes and gender-expansive youth of Color to have a say on where to best allocate resources through our funds.
Future Economy Lab (FEL)
The FEL is co-created between G4GC and SecondMuse Capital, to build financial mechanisms that could ramp up investment in millions of teens and young adults. This year-long fellowship immerses girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth of Color from across the U.S., ages 13 to 24, to co-creating economic systems to achieve a plan for economic justice. And to answer what it means to be invested in — financially, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually — to nurture their dreams, joy and power.