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Grantee
PRX
Area
Public Educational Media
Amount
$100000
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PRX, one of the leading public media networks and a longstanding innovator in podcasting, recently launched The Genius Generation, a weekly podcast featuring young inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists. Produced by Group Nine Media, a media powerhouse behind properties like NowThis, The Dodo, and The Seeker, The Genius Generation is one of the newest shows on TRAX, a podcast network specifically for youth ages 9-13. Although there is a tremendous appetite among tweens for audio content, this population is currently underserved, especially by non-commercial offerings. AVDF support will provide key production, distribution, and promotional resources for this inaugural 23-episode season of The Genius Generation, helping TRAX inspire young audiences with compelling stories of remarkable young people on our first-of-its-kind network explicitly designed for tweens. Given AVDF’s long history of supporting high quality children’s public media programs with a strong STEM focus, this new program is ideally aligned with the Foundation’s mission and its priorities.