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The cornerstone of each pillar is MDR’s leadership development. Training leaders is the framework with which we create each of our programs. Youth are able to advance from participants of peer mentor program to mentors, to Volunteer Coordinator Interns and MDR Club members. Teens who come to us through partner sites receive media production and advocacy training that can lead to internships in MDR as well as corporate and independent media internships. The goal is to provide leaders in the media industry with the consciousness to create, produce and advocate for media that reflects all cultures through a human lens.

MDR builds leaders who can embed their unique and positive contribution into the advancement of society. They can reach their personal potential as full human beings and have that potential represented in the stories they consume, create and advocate for.

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Media Done Responsibly is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program. Pasadena Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Media Done Responsibly are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.