Media Mentoring Project

Our Mission

The Media Mentoring Project is the educational arm of Vermont Independent Media, publisher of The Commons. Through public programs, school-based initiatives, hands-on workshops, and collaborations with community groups, MMP seeks to support a regional culture of media literacy and civic engagement.

Public Programs

With the belief that a vibrant democracy requires an informed, empowered, and outspoken citizenry, the Media Mentoring Project hosts public forums on timely local and regional issues. To watch the programs visit our YouTube channel by clicking here. 

School Initiatives

Media Mentoring Project is now partnering with school districts to help students integrate civics, literacy, journalism, critical thinking, and multimedia into unique expressions of their own voice.

Hands on Workshops

Media Mentoring Project sponsors an free ongoing workshop called “Writing for Publication.” Here first-time and seasoned writers explore how to develop an idea to “find your voice.” And there is the potential for completed pieces to be published in the Voices section of The Commons.

For more on the Media Mentoring Project click here.