The DON'T WAIT Project®, founded by Lisa Bradshaw in 2011, is a 501c3 non-profit organization, partnering with filmmaker, educator and UnMake a Bully creator Mike Feurstein. Since 2012, our DON’T WAIT to UnMake programs have produced 100s of PSAs with more than 10,000 students, grades 4-12, and also produced educational content for TEDx.
In these times of remote learning, we have created a virtual version of our program that still provides students with the opportunity to write, produce, direct and film their own PSA. It combines our mediasphere program, already implemented in several school districts throughout the country, with breakaway sessions to get them up and moving, exercising their brains and their bodies while continuing our ongoing commitment to lessons in character development, anti-bullying education and media responsibility.
The program creates an opportunity for students to connect with each other while engaging in a stimulating and lesson-filled program supplemental to their usual online or in-person curriculum. When complete, students share their PSA via a group-wide, virtual premiere and celebrate their unique experience in film production.
PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE SESSION FOR SEPTEMBER. Additional dates for OCTOBER will open in late SEPTEMBER, offering continued and progressive learning sessions.
Each group is organized by grade level and includes supervised 60-minute sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Time of day will be determined by group based on student schedules and availability.
For more information, please SEE THE VIDEOS BELOW below, DOWNLOAD the info sheet and recommendations or CONTACT US.
DON'T WAIT to UnMake™ Program Series Director Mike Feurstein produced this video, How to UnMake Standardization, as part of the TEDx Wenatchee presentation in 2019.
Welcome to The DON'T WAIT Project partner DON'T WAIT to UnMake program series. Over the past eight years, Mike Feurstein has worked with more than 10,000 students throughout the country, producing hundreds of anti-bullying, character-developing and media responsibility PSAs based on the experiences of the students who participate. Students learn and implement every aspect of the filmmaking process, including directing, acting, lighting, sound, makeup and more.
In its ninth year, the DON'T WAIT to UnMake program is impacting students, teachers, administrators and communities throughout the country, from New York to Washington state.
MIKE FEURSTEIN (AKA Mr. Mike) is the creator of UnMake a Bully and a partner in the DON'T WAIT to UnMake program series. Feurstein brings media into classrooms for project-based enrichment and runs summer video camps for middle schoolers. His students' work has been screened throughout the world, including the National Film Festival for Talented Youth. Feurstein's educational series "How to UnMake a Bully" earned Telly and Sage College Champion of Character Awards and endorsements from the Kids' Coalition for Quality Children's Media, The Anti-Defamation League, CBS-6 and many more. The How to UnMake a Bully program is being used by international organizations as one of the "best tools available" for anti-bullying instruction. An award-winning filmmaker, Feurstein is dedicated to giving students a voice in the stand against bullying through film and anti-bullying education.
To find out more about our program, please watch the PSA examples, download our information sheet at the bottom of this page or CONTACT US. We'd love the opportunity to work with students in your school.