Junior Academy for Media

The Junior Academy for Media (JAM) is an organization wide youth media program offered at our 5 community Engagement HUBS across O‘ahu.  

Middle and High school aged students are welcome to enroll. Student participants receive assistance with homework, introduction to media literacy, storyboarding and storytelling, basic video production training and certification.  JAM students can start to use their voice to address causes that are important to them.  JAM students will also have the opportunity to engage in community production to enhance their video skills to tell hyper local stories.

Second year high school JAM students can apply for an internship as JAM Leads to create a pathway for workforce development. The JAM program coincides with the school calendar at the start of the fall semester ending in the last month of the Spring.

Coming soon, more information on JAM summer workshops. JAM is designed to empower, equip and engage:

  • Empower youth to create and share their stories via ‘Ōlelo cable channels, online and social media outlets
  • Equip youth with basic and advanced video production skills and techniques
  • Engage youth in conversations, community involvement and civic responsibility activities that impact their schools and communities.

Any inquiries to the JAM program please email volunteer@olelo.org, or call (808) 237-2140.

JAM participant Treasure Lewis shares her experiences producing and volunteering for the Nānākuli Media Center.