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The Media Arts Institute

The Media Arts Institute is a 501 3(c) nonprofit youth workforce development organization that focues on  tourism training , media training and cultural travel experiences. We train and  mentor future media and tourism entraprnuersers that promote social equality and fight against injustice.

Our Mission

To end racism, promote diversity and inclusion by telling the world the truth of what it means to be Black in America.

Our Services

We provide talented and well spoke disadvantaged young adults  with the tools to become professional Black Cultural storytellers, tour directors, tour guides, media arts professionals and business owners.



In addition, we match each student up with a tourism mentor to provide confidence and motivation and to enhance each students chance for success.


We believe in the importance of sharing authentic stories, and providing caring mentors for our youth.


Our groundbreaking Certified Youth Tourism entrepreneurship programs provide students with online and in person tourism training.

Support Our

Global Youth Travel Foundation

Help us Provides scholarships and financial aid for students and youth in need.
The Global Youth Travel Foundation is the 501(c)(3) Tourism Training and philanthropic arm of the Media Arts Institute of Alabama.