Global Girl Media Showcases Growing Ranks of Citizen Teen Journalists

Last night at LA Center Studios, Global Girl Media, a non-profit founded by former Olympic athlete and ESPN sportscaster Julie Foudy, touted some of its latest inspirational accomplishments.

The organization teaches the craft of citizen journalism to teenage girls from low-income neighborhoods and then shares their reports at KCET.org, BBC Africa, and many other outlets. Among the budding reporters celebrated Tuesday were a pair of East LA residents who got to cover the 2011 Sundance Film Festival:

Towards the end of last night’s promo video above, short interview clips feature Dr. Jill Biden (wife of VP Joe Biden), Robert Redford, Democracy NOW’s Amy Goodman, and Danny Glover. You go, girls!