RACE To Be Human (RTBH) is now available in schools, corporations and communities everywhere. Click here to watch our first look and learn more here to help support bringing RTBH to communities. The events of this last year proves once again that deep community understanding and conversation about belonging is essential for us to move forward as a more equitable society. The evidence that systemic and unconscious racism creates trauma and mental health effects is profound, so RACE is a natural continuation of iMPACTFUL's Mental Health series of film based programs. RTBH will use the tried and tested iMPACTFUL format of in depth, personal student interviews and micro-stories, combined with data and insights from experts, educators, and parents to open us up to the understanding, honesty and empathy needed to make real sustainable, scalable change.
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Our partnership with ‘Kids In The Spotlight’ has brought a new depth to our support for filmmakers and storytellers. ‘KITS’ gives L.A. foster youth the opportunity to be seen and heard, to work in a team, to develop their talents and work through trauma… all by the power of film. They run 10-15 week courses in filmmaking, where industry veterans coach and support youth from writing a script to casting, acting, producing, filming with a professional crew and editing. We are thrilled to host the ‘Kids In The Spotlight’ channel, showcasing 30+ shorts made by these extraordinary young people, and to support KITS in its live events.Read More About KITS
'Many Messiahs' reframes Handel’s masterpiece as a collective call for justice. The diverse collaborators on the Many Messiahs team create new songs using material from the original Messiah, amplifying the work’s powerful themes of awakening and activism. Performed by a genre-bending ensemble along with orchestra and chorus, Many Messiahs meets the vital need for classical music programming that addresses systemic racism while also welcoming new audiences into concert halls.
To reach local youth, trained teaching artists work with underserved schools to deliver a curriculum that merges classical music, cutting-edge technology and social justice.
To support the creation and distribution of mental health and wellness programs in schools that inspire social change and positive action.
Our goal is to inspire and support positive change through storytelling and to support impact by providing evidenced based, mental health literacy that includes, activities, resources for discussion, and tools to create, balance, human connection, empowerment and measurable impact. We support creatives, non-profits and storytellers with a mission to broaden horizons and create positive social impact through story.
Working with partners, we help subsidize the cost of mental health literacy film programs for public schools and underserved communities wherever we can. Since 2011, iMPACTFUL Fund has helped to provide subsidized or free access across entire school districts nationwide and the state of California for the 2021-24 school years.
We believe that stories are one of the most powerful tools for creating change. Our initiatives are guided by three principles: