Jimmeka Anderson is the founder and executive director of I AM not the Media, Inc., a non-profit organization for teens that empowers youth through media literacy and media creation. (www.iamnotthemedia.org)
Jimmeka is also an author of two books, poet, spoken word artist, and public speaker for youth and young adults. She has spent the past eight years educating and inspiring young adults in a non-profit setting to try and reach their full potential.
In her current position at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Jimmeka serves as a library supervisor coordinator where she plans programs and large scale events for the city of Charlotte.
She is a recipient of the 2013 National YALSA Award for Youth Programming and has been recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Paraprofessional of the Year for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System. Recently, she was recognized by the community of Charlotte as a 2014 Trailblazer Honoree.
Jimmeka is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Concentration in Adolescent Development.
I am Not the Media
I AM not the MEdia partners with Media Literacy Now for policy, legislation and advocacy advancement
We are now in North Carolina, putting media literacy on the agenda. Leading the effort is Jimmeka Anderson, founder of I AM not the MEdia, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The mission of this organization is to empower teens and young adults to become conscious viewers of the media, critical decision makers, and to embrace their individuality and uniqueness through media literacy and media creation.
We will be gathering advocates and activists in the state. Please contact us, sign up for the mailing list, or get in touch with Jimmeka directly, to learn more about our work in North Carolina, get connected, and get active.