Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation

Rating: 4.93 stars   121 reviews

Address:

PO Box 750 PO Box 750 Darby MT 59829 USA

Mission:

The MAPS Media Institute is a nationally recognized, local education agency and after-school arts academy in western Montana. We provide a rigorous, hands-on media arts experience for rural students, inspiring a passion for learning and equipping them with educational tools that they might otherwise find unattainable. MAPS incorporates science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) to help young people achieve tangible public success and impressive personal growth. MAPS students learn self-confidence, leadership and empathy for others, creating a strong foundation for the success of all their future endeavors.

Results:

1) MAPS student artists win two "Awards of Excellenceship (equivolent of EMMY awards) from NATAS, NW. (2015). 2) MAPS founder, Peter Rosten honored as "Bitterroot Business Person of the Year" by the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce (2015). 3) Peter Rosten named a MONTANA AMBASSADOR by the Governor of Montana. (2015). 4)MAPS honored as one of the top 50 after-school programs in the country by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. NAYHP (2014).

Target demographics:

Underserved, economically disadvantaged and rural students grades 8 - 12. 50-50% Male and female.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500

Geographic areas served:

Ravalli County, MT

Programs:

Film, Design, Technology, Music and Entrepreneur

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406 370-3745
www.mapsmediainstitute.com

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Montana Arts Council, the state arts agency of Montana, funds the Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation with great pride. They are doing tremendous work with children and giving students top-notch video production training. Their work not only teaches students about the process and hones and expands children's creative abilities, but their work is focused on quality high enough that much of their work actually see on the air! As the state agency that provides seed funding for this work, the organization goes through a rigorous review as to how it approaches the work, what the students are learning and the quality of the training they receive. The Rosten Foundation consistenty gets highest marks on all counts, and we are very proud to be associated with the product of their efforts.

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What started as one couple's vision to educate and facilitate career growth amongst our student population, has now grown to a full scale community effort of local, county and statewide participation. MAPS offers students the opportunity to learn and utilize real-world practicum for developing industry knowledge to move beyond High School in pursuit of college and professional careers. In a time when budget cuts and rising unemployment figures muddle the water for our graduating seniors, MAPS builds independence, creativity, business sense and confidence in our youth... all traits that will suit them well in their pursuit of productive and happy lives in the working world. By continuing to support MAPS, we are choosing to support and better future for all.

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I'm proud to be a part of this important endeavor for rural Montana! When Peter first started the project, he had to rely on donated computers. I was happy to be part of a State of Montana program that could supply surplus computers to MAPS.

They've grown to where the State of Montana contracts with them for public service announcements and programing.

Can't wait to see them become a major player in the film industry!

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