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2017 Summer Boot Camps
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2017 Dates & Locations 

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June 12 - 17 Miami, FL (wait list only)

June 19 - 23: New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

July 17 - 22: HITN, Brooklyn, NY
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July 24 - 29 HITN, Brooklyn, NY

August 7-12 HITN, Brooklyn, NY

August 14-18 HITN, Brooklyn, NY (advanced)


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Cheron BaynaThank you KIDS FIRST! for all that you do!  It has been a wonderful journey being a juror with you.  Our family does not have TV; we just watch videos. This experience has enabled us to watch some videos that we would have never been exposed to. We are not just sitting back and watching, we are communicating about the shows we watch.  Now watching videos is a whole new experience with our children!  Before picking up a video at the rental place I always look at the KIDS FIRST! endorsed title list to see what would be best for my children.  Its great to know that I can always trust what videos are on your site to be safe for my children's eyes and ears! Cheron B.








"It is very cool that I, as a kid, can have influence on other kids and parents on what movies that they buy. I have learned about how important the content of the films are and how many great movies there are for kids."

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Kids, ages 8 to 18, this is for you.
Go here to enter the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Local Search Now Through August 15, 2017. Click here for details.
Parents, Teachers and Concerned Adults
Join our Adult Jury
Concerned about what your kids watch on TV
Or at the Movies?
Should your tween see that PG-13 movie?
Do you know what your kids do online?
Want to turn TV time into learning time?

KIDS FIRST! Juror Training

KIDS FIRST! evaluates, rates and endorses children's films, DVDs, CDs, TV shows, apps and games using volunteer, community-based juries of adults and children from diverse backgrounds. To ensure consistency in these evaluations, every juror must complete our Film Critics training program. This course is designed to teach adults how to evaluate and critique children's media using criteria developed specifically for KIDS FIRST! Also, it gives you a curriculum to use with your children's jury when evaluating media. Every KIDS FIRST! endorsed title has been approved by our adult jurors and recommended by our child jurors.

Fundamental to the KIDS FIRST! mission is teaching children critical viewing skills. By participating in the KIDS FIRST! Juror program, children learn to make their use of media a positive one; one that enhances their cognitive, social and behavioral skills and cultivates a healthy media lifestyle.

Join our Volunteer Jury!

A. For youths wanting to join our Film Critics team:
Click here for details.

B. For youths wanting to join our jury:
1. Fill out our Volunteer Form Here.
2. Read our tips on creating reviews.
3. Send us a sample review:

C. For adults wanting to join our jury:
1. Fill out our Volunteer Form Here.
2. Then, read our juror's manual.
3. Send us a sample review.

D. For active Jurors:
Evaluation forms are here.

E Wonder who our Jurors are?
Here are some of their bios.

Steven Spielberg
Gagriella Chu interviewing
Steven Spielberg
Gerry Orz, Rio 2
Gerry Orz at Rio 2 premiere
Mel Brooke, Keefer Blakeslee
Keefer Blakeslee
interviewing Mel Brooks
Morgan Freeman
Gerry Orz and Keefer Blakeslee
interviewing Morgan Freeman

KIDS FIRST! is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media, a national, 24-year-old, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization that is a voluntary collaboration between the media industry, educators and child advocacy organizations. The mission of the Coalition is: 1) To teach children to become critical media users and; 2) To increase the visibility and availability of quality children's media.

Office address:

Coalition for Quality Children's Media
112 W. San Francisco St., Suite 305A
Santa Fe, NM 87501





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