Bank of America Presents FSM With $12,000 Grant

By FSM Communications

Free Spirit Media thanks Bank of America for renewing its support of our Pathways Portfolio. Bank of America's recent $12,000 grant to Free Spirit Media will help us enhance Real Chi Youth, Flash Forward, The Chicago Track and Free Spirit PRO over the next year.

Steve Adamczyk, Jeff McCarter and Julie Chavez

Steve Adamczyk, Jeff McCarter and Julie Chavez

Real Chi Youth is FSM's civic journalism program in which reporters use new media platforms to engage peers in conversation about local and national social issues.

Flash Forward is FSM's paid internship program in which advanced youth work in professional media houses and develop mentor relationships.

Free Spirit PRO is FSM's professional production arm that employs advance young adult media makers to produce client­ commissioned work.

The Chicago Track is a bridge program for emerging artists who are building careers in film and music. FSM coordinates the film track, providing networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and master classes to youth ages 18­-25.

Free Spirit Media's Pathways Portfolio focuses on teens entering adulthood and supports their pursuit of careers and continued education. These programs provide jobs, expand networks, and enhance participants' technical media and 21st Century work/life skills.

Free Spirit Media is grateful to continue enhancing Pathways Programs in partnership with Bank of America.