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New Website!

Thanks to our superstar Reel Grrls' community volunteer Sara McCaslin (pictured on the left, with board member Dacia Saenz) we have updated our website.  The layout was chosen to showcase media, and provide an easy way to stay up to date with Reel Grrls. We will be continuing to add website features and provide more content on a regular basis. We are excited to use this as a hub of inspiration. This is a work in progress and any feedback is appreciated! If you are interested in joining the Reel Grrls' Media Team to create content for our website, social media channels, and general content creation, please fill out the form below.

Monthly Movie Night at Scarecrow June 19: Song of the Sea

Please join the Reel Grrls Youth Advisory Committee's monthly screening at Scarecrow Video for "Song of the Sea". Meet Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal who goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her. This traditionally-animated feature film is based in the Celtic Selkie myth. The animation is stunning and the story deeply compelling. Please join us for film, snacks and community. Be sure to let us know if you're interested in joining the Youth Advisory Committee. RSVP and share!  

Mt. Vernon Grrls!

Last November we kicked off a successful Indiegogo campaign, to launch our mobile programs and to follow-up on the story of five migrant youth. In 2011 Ana, Cilviana, Teresa, Martha and Lucia traveled to Seattle for RG's Lights, Camera, Reel Grrls! program, where they produced their first film, "Who We Are," which screened at the Young People Film Festival in Portland, Oregon that same year. Thanks to generous funders we were able to raise money to return to Mount Vernon to create a documentary on these young women as they are about to graduate high school.   Thanks to the planning of Janice Blackmore, who works in the Mt. Vernon ...

Big Thanks on Give Big!

Thank you for your generous donation towards Reel Grrls during this year's GiveBIG event! We are thrilled to announce that yesterday's GiveBIG event raised $18,962 in funds towards our award-winning youth media programs! Because of our generous community and a matching pledge  of $5,000, we will continue our legacy of providing trans-formative grrl-centered arts education and youth development to the youth of Seattle and beyond. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Check out the video below for a special thank you from our Aki Kurose Middle School grrls!

Summer Programs

Summer Programs 2015 We are excited to run Animate Your Imagination, and Call the Shots at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Our team of instructors and mentors are really pumped to meet you this summer, and get you behind the camera to have fun and make content that matters to you! This is the summer of Grrl Power! We have a full lineup of programs this summer in partnership with the Seattle Public Library with 6 programs throughout Seattle (sign-up here), You Grow Girl! Animate Her (sign-up here), Snohomish YMCA, and two camps at our home base at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (sign-up here). Animate Your Imagination: click here to ...

Break up 4 Good!

Our Grrls: Ayanda Chisolm, Wynter Rhys and Zenia Pakker, supported by staff Harper Grieve and Dorothee Leesing, and mentors Angie Bernadoni, Curtis Enlow, and Erin Smith took part in Seattle Goodwill's #breakup4good campaign! #breakup4good featured many Seattle locals from Mayor Murray, the Massive Monkees, the Mariner Moose to Megan Griffiths and everyone in between encouraging people to break up with their beloved outfits so Goodwill can place them in new homes, and take the sales an invest them in jobs trainings programs. Check out the videos!