True Star Media empowers underserved youth to forge their own paths by providing jobs, training, and real world work experiences that teaches them to create, develop, and market digital content on platforms that celebrate their perspectives and identity.
True Star builds an entrepreneurial mindset that inspires dreams so that young people can find their voice, discover their path, and prepare for life.
EXPLORE OUR YOUTH-LED CONTENT
True Star videos capture original content that focuses on topics that are relevant to today’s young people including sports, teen talk shows, community events, and celebrity interviews. Youth participants work in front and behind the camera to create these unique pieces.
The True Star Media News Room is filled with articles written by teens and young adults covering topics that specifically cater to their peers. Click here to find articles in the categories of entertainment, sports, health, relationships, and more.
We have taken an innovative approach to improving the lives of youth with on-the-job training programs enabling students to learn, create, produce and work for a media company and digital agency.
Click on a program below to learn more about our True Star job training opportunities.
Thanks to the support of True Star donors and partners, this past year students in True Star programs gained an education rooted in experience, developed leadership skills, got a foothold into the professional world and a vision for implementing their ideas to solve real-world problems.
True Star Media & Foundation is excited to announce that we are a proud recipient of The Field Foundation of Illinois and MacArthur Foundation’s “A Road Together” (ART) grant! As part of the inaugural group of grantees True Star is among 80 small to mid-sized,...
True Star Co-founders/Executive Producers Na-Tae’ Thompson and DeAnna McLeary share a red carpet moment with Flip the Script Founder/Executive Producer Eunice Shelley, actress Genesis Denise Hale, writer/director Miles Guichard and writer/director Kayla Onyeali. The...
True Star Youth Hosts Alderwoman Monique Scott, State Rep Yolanda Morris, and State Senator Lakesia Collins
True Star recently had the privilege of hosting a Brunch & Broadcast event at the North Lawndale Christian Center with esteemed elected leaders Alderwoman Monique Scott, State Rep Yolanda Morris, and State Senator Lakesia Collins. The three women were treated to...