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MiNDWORKS

Independence Media is proud to release the first three pilot episodes of a new internet series called MiNDWORKS. Using puppets, songs, expert interviews, sketches, and more, MiNDWORKS was created to encourage adults to think more clearly, to apply critical thinking to important issues.

These three episodes ask provocative questions:

  • What will you take from your grandparents and give to your grandchildren?
  • Will we eradicate global poverty in our lifetime?
  • Do we produce too many-or too few-college graduates?

Today, we are releasing the pilot programs within a web-based interface (www.mindworks.cafe) and we are releasing all of the individual video segments on YouTube.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Charles Ireland (cireland@independencemedia.org).

We hope you will watch and enjoy these pilot programs. Your comments will help us to move forward with the next MiNDWORKS programs in the future.

Howard Blumenthal
Executive Producer, MiNDWORKS
CEO, Independence Media

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Part of Philadelphia Stories Season 8, The Storm Report tracks a record 2010 storm. Artfully shot on 16 mm, with unique cinematography, this 5 minute program is a favorite.

Support “On the Other Side of the Fence”

On the Other Side of the FenceFor 30 years, two Philadelphia Schools have put on the children’s musical “On the Other Side of the Fence.” It is a delightful tale of two farms and the mission to bring down the fence to bring better understanding and tolerance.

Recently honored by the Philadelphia City Council, the original creators of the musical still work together every year to bring together students from the Germantown Friends School with students from the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

With the generous support of parents, graduates, and fans of MiND TV, we intend to create a documentary showcasing the importance of this collaborative production. Please consider showing your support by making a donation to the cause. Thank You!

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: The Importance of Higher Education with the College Access Center

Check out this great video highlighting the College Access Center, an organization dedicated to helping students prepare for and attain higher education. This video was produced for The ‘A’ Game to introduce students to the many resources available in their community to help them succeed in life. We recommend everyone check out the College Access Center and also enjoy watching this video!!

Recommended: Big Brothers Big Sisters

MiND partnered with many organizations to make “The A Game.” One of them was Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. The impact of mentors on the participating students is measurable and sometimes the learning goes both ways. While the “Bigs” encourage the “Littles” to make good choices and stay in school, sometimes it’s the “Littles” who will give the sage advice to the “Bigs.”

Created in conjunction with “The A Game,” this program was made possible in part by the Wyncote Foundation.

Have you Played The “A” Game?

In May 2013 MiND launched The “A” Game, a 30 minute game geared toward middle school students. Made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation, The “A” Game can be downloaded as an app for any platform. Create your own avatar and give it a try!

Download The “A” Game

This game reinforces the importance of a high school education by incorporating video with game questions and together add points toward your projected life goal. Will you stick to your education? Will you earn enough to live in the mansion or the castle?