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Iowa Awards Fresh Films $10,000

Fresh Films

Scott County teenagers will benefit from a state grant awarded to a nonprofit that teaches young people video production.

Fresh Films prepares students for careers in media, and connects them with internships.

Managing Director Kelli Feigley says Fresh Films is based in Moline, and has thirty locations around the country, including three in the Quad Cities.

"A lot of people will be like, why are you training for media and film here in the Quad Cities? And I always say, why shouldn't we be training our young people for these types of things?"

"It's really relevant, film and video, Tik Tok and Youtube, these are transferrable skills for lots of growing jobs."

This week, the Iowa Arts Council awarded Fresh Films a $10,000 grant. It’ll be used to expand its programs at Davenport Central High School.

Feigley says the organization can offer its services for free to schools and 14-26 year olds using grants and donations.

Rachel graduated from Michigan State University's J-School and has a background in broadcast and environmental journalism. Before WVIK, she worked for WKAR Public Media, Great Lakes Now, and more. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, and hang out with her cat.