Help Outta Your Backpack Media fix our media center roof!

Indigenous Youth Media project OYBM is in dire need of support for roof repair at our media center! Recent rains have wreaked havoc on our roof and made an unwelcome indoor waterfall right where our main edit studio is! We are seeking support to pay for roof repair and to fix the interior that has been damaged as well.

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  • $1,485 Raised

    Goal: $2,000

Crowdfunding end date:


Goal: $2,000

Crowdfunding rewards:

  • $5 - Thank you on our website
    The awesome shirt you can only get here!

    The awesome shirt you can only get here!

  • $15 - Thank you on our next video
  • $25 - A collection of OYBM DVDs
  • $40 - OYBM “We Are Media” t-shirt + thank you's
  • $500 - Promotional video/music video/etc + above rewards
    • We'll make a video for you! 4 min max
  • $1,000 - Executive producer credit in OYBM videos made this year + above rewards except video
Any additional funds raised will go towards renovating our editing studio!
Budget breakdown:
  • Roof repair: 1,685.00
  • Drywall/paint/etc 300.00
  • TOTAL: 1,985.00
 Direct donations are accepted too! - Indigenous Youth Empowerment

Give a Gift of Solidarity & Support! Help Silei Community Empowerment Project with Final Down-payment!

Give a Gift of Solidarity & Support! Help Siléi Community Empowerment Project with Final Down-payment!

SILEI-POSTEROutta Your Backpack Media (OYBM) & Taala Hooghan Infoshop are sending you end of the year greetings and a plea for support to help Silei Community Empowerment Project (SCEP) complete down-payment for the community center we now call home.

In 2012, SCEP was established for the purpose of purchasing and owning a 4,500 sq ft community center in Flagstaff, AZ.
SCEP was initiated as a collaborative effort between Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBM), Táala Hooghan, and community members dedicated to social and environmental justice.

With December, 31, 2013 as the deadline for down-payment, we are so corn_plant4close to raising the final amount! We cannot do it without your help!

We’ve had some very generous community contributions in the last month and now we need about $7,000 more to complete the down-payment!
We have one awesome supporter who has offered to match funds up until $5,000 as well.

You can donate online at:

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please issue a check out to: To Lani Enterprises
(please put FBO Silei Community Empowerment Project in the memo)
Send it to: 1700 N. 2nd St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Please contact me directly if you wish to lend funds or donate:
Klee Benally
OYBM Project Coordinator

You can also email SCEP directly at:

About SCEP:

SCEP maintains the following mission/action statement:
“Siléí Community Empowerment Project exists to cultivate safe, sustainable, just communities within a healthy environment. We provide a regional activist and cultural resource center in Flagstaff, Arizona that serves to empower Indigenous and historically marginalized and oppressed peoples. We believe that through providing access to arts and organizing space, our communities can become more effective in achieving social and environmental justice.”
Siléí means foundation in Dine’ (Navajo) Bizaad (language).
SCEP is nearly finished securing 501c3 status and is currently made up of an all-volunteer working group.
SCEP will retain and manage the facility to ensure that the goals and vision of the center will be sustained for years to come. This will include a clear plan to maintain the building and property only for social and environmental justice community purposes beyond any perceived lifetime of current projects such as OYBM or Táala Hooghan. SCEP is deeply committed to ensuring that this community resource is sustained for generations to come.

Our Plan:
Based on our past work with support from our communities and foundations, we are certain that our vision is now fully realizable and will be completely maintainable.
We are confident that through donations, community fundraisers, lending forward opportunities (borrowing), matching funds, and other creative fundraising activities, we will secure the purchase of the building.
We understand that other non-profit organization’s annual budgets for administrative expenses can exceed the entire cost of this community center.

How you can support:

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please issue a check out to: To Lani Enterprises
(please put FBO Silei Community Empowerment Project in the memo)
Send it to: 1700 N. 2nd St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004


Match Funds! (Contact us at for more info)

Lend funds for Initial Costs (Contact us at for more info)

Host a fundraising event/party

Donate an item for Silent Action!

Attend or volunteer at any of our community fundraising events!

Spread the word!

For more information and to lend your support please contact



OYBM is an all-volunteer collective that has become very efficient at using it’s resources.
OYBM emphasizes being a creative and resourceful community-supported/sustained organization. We don’t want our organizing to be dependent on foundations but supported by the communities we work in, so we need your help!

Starting in 2013 OYBM is now working in affiliation with Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) a non-profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
OYBM is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a registered public charity, which provides non-profit status. Your donation is fully tax deductible.

$400 is the average cost to hold a 3-4 day workshop for up to 30 young folks. (Basically just the cost of food!)
$700 is the monthly cost of our rent for our media center at
Taala Hooghan Infoshop.

9 ways you can help sustain and support OYBMedia:


1. Make a Tax deductible donation to OYBMedia.

You can either donate directly or donate and have your name or organization’s name in the credits of our videos and on our site! Click here for more info.

You can make a tax deductible donation to Outta Your Backpack Media:

OYBM is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Please make checks payable to SEE/Outta Your Backpack Media.

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE)
23532 Calabasas Road Suite A
Calabasas, CA 91302

Telephone: 818-225-9150
Facsimile: 818-225-9151

If you are donating by credit card, please note that Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, or a variation of SEE, will show up on your credit card statement. Your donation is tax deductible.

OYBM contact:
Klee Benally, Indigenous Action Media/OYBM Coordinator

Shelbi Ray, OYBM Youth Coordinator

2. Volunteer with OYBMedia!

We always need volunteer mentors. Please contact us for details!


3. Purchase OYBMedia DVDs!

Click here to purchase Vol. 2 at for 12.99! at

 Click here to purchase DVD Vol. 3

4. Donate used or new equipment such as old MiniDV video cameras!

Specifically we need:

  • Apple computers (800mhz G4s or better). Laptops preferred for backpack kits.
  • Video Cameras (MiniDV or Digital 8.)
  • Tripods for video cameras
  • Digital still cameras
  • External Harddrives
  • Lighting equipment
  • Headphones
  • Microphones
  • Computer monitors (flat panel preferred)
  • Solar Panels (email for details of what specs we need)

5. Bring us to your school or community for a reasonable cost.

Click here for OYBMedia Workshop hosting details.


6. Hire OYBMedia to produce promotional videos for your group or organization for little cost.

Contact us for details.


7. Come to our events!

We host lots of great events, come support us!  Sign our emailing list and we’ll let you know what’s happening!


8. Spread the word about the OYBMedia Movement!

We know you’re on social media – like, share, etc our site!

9. Place a banner or one of our videos on your site or fav message board!