ABOUT STORIES IN MY BACKYARD (SIMBY)
Stories In My Backyard (SIMBY) is an EdTech nonprofit with a mission to provide students in predominantly Black Philadelphia middle and high schools access to culturally relevant media arts education led by Black instructors.
OUR MISSION & HISTORY
Stories In My Backyard (SIMBY) was founded with the aim of providing young Black students in Philadelphia with access to media arts education, led by Black instructors. Our mission is to empower students to tell their own stories through media, and to provide them with tools and skills that will serve them throughout their lives. Our journey began with a small group of passionate educators and activists who wanted to make a difference in their community. Today, we continue to work towards a more equitable future, where all students have access to the resources they need to succeed.
Stories In My Backyard (SIMBY) is proud to partner with organizations and individuals who share our commitment to education, equity, and social justice. Our partners include local schools, community centers, arts organizations, and businesses, who work with us to provide students with access to resources and opportunities that support their learning and growth.