BY KIDS, FOR KIDS
FastForward is a publication written by kids, for kids. Our youth reporters are budding journalists and dedicated students who are fascinated by the world around them. FastForward provides a platform for students to conduct interviews and write about technology, entertainment, sports and business leaders and events in our community—sharing what they learn with their peers. We also engage in community-based media projects where youth learn new skills, creating media for FastForward and also benefitting other local non-profits. Learning the hardware and software of today’s media helps create citizens who can communicate and express themselves effectively in the 21st century.
Our mission is to empower and teach youth the skills to enable them to compete, create and impact their futures.
FastForward has won a State-wide Media Award from the California School Board Foundation and received the Golden Bell Award from the Marin County School Board.
FastForward is distributed free through public and private schools in Marin County with a circulation of 25,000. Our print distribution combined with our online website (FastForwrdWeb.com) creates a readership of 40,000+ students, families, parents, teachers and administrators.
FastForward has been publishing kids’ writing for two decades. Over the years, our aspiring student writers and reporters have interviewed many interesting artists, writers, musicians and more; learning that listening to others’ stories and experiences, successes and failures can change their lives.
Our reporters have interviewed Hillary Clinton, Diane Sawyer, California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Harrison Ford, Chris Rock, Jack Black, George Lucas, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Zac Efron, Jerry Seinfeld and Carlos Santana—to name a few. They have conducted interviews with leaders at major companies, including: YouTube, Pixar, LucasFilm, Skywalker Ranch, Google, reddit, ABC World News, CBS Radio and more!