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Why Donate to PRO-TV?
“I learned how to be a better communicator.”
“I learned that I enjoy working in groups and collaborating with other people.”
“I learned that I want to be a film director.”
“I learned that I’m an artist.”

Our students often come from underfunded schools and neighborhoods where they’re forced to worry about their basic safety. Sometimes they face discrimination based on their race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

DCTV believes that in order for teenagers to overcome these challenges and achieve academic and professional success, they must be invited and encouraged to think critically about the world around them and to envision positive change for themselves and their neighborhoods. These skills are inherent in non-fiction filmmaking and in the creative and collaborative process.

Many transferrable skills go into the art of filmmaking including: researching a subject; interviewing; generating, communicating, analyzing, organizing, and executing ideas; building a team and collaborating with peers; learning to take direction; creative problem-solving; learning to take calculated risks; and public speaking.

Our students come to DCTV with a desire to learn about filmmaking and to be a part of a creative community. They come away with skills that help them do better in school, conduct themselves well in a job interview, write stronger cover letters and college essays, communicate their opinions easily in discussion, and contribute positively to their classroom and work environments – all while making professional-quality short films and PSAs that can be used to help get them into college, further their careers, and raise awareness of important subject matters.

As you can see, your support has a lasting impact. Please consider making a donation to DCTV so we can continue serving and cultivating the next generation of NYC artists, professionals, activists, and change-makers.

$50 – $100 can help support young women’s voices in film by contributing to materials and teaching artist fees for our Young Women of Cinema.

$1,050 pays for a fellowship that sends one student through the entire four weeks of our Summer Media Intensive program.

$2,500 can allow a student to leave NYC for the first time and take part in an international reporting trip.

PRO-TV is a year-round program and we can always use your support in any amount. We teach, we mentor, we make and share films, and your contribution helps to keep this unique program profoundly impacting young people.