Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center

Established in March 2000, Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center (YMC) develops 21st Century communicators and participants in social justice.
The Youth Media Center offers Manhattan residents ages 14 to 24 free video production training, digital journalism internships and the opportunity to produce social justice focused media on important youth issues for MNN's award-winning Youth Channel, which airs weeknights from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on MNN4: TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36, and streaming live on

MNN's Youth Media Center is housed at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

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Upcoming Youth Classes

Apr 22, 2017 3:00 PM
Youth Media Center
Producing media that creates change requires its producers to be well and be aware of their own feelings. Through our Mindfulness course, we will explore elements that are needed to produce media that has an impact.
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More about the YMC

MNN's Youth Media Center offers a variety of classes and workshops for aspiring media makers to produce critical content in a rapidly changing media landscape.
The Youth Channel is looking for journalists and media makers ages 18-24 who are passionate about reporting on community news to join our digital journalism team.
The YMC partners with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

YMC Social Media

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Upcoming Youth Events

Apr 18, 2017 4:30 PM
Youth Media Center
This 2 hour Orientation will be a great opportunity for interested students to meet the staff, learn more about the YMC, and register for upcoming classes.
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Apr 21, 2017 6:30 PM
Youth Media Center
Come and celebrate this cycle's Youth Media Center Graduation at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse.
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Latest Youth Videos

YMC News

Next week on The Youth Channel, tune in to programming that’s all about putting your best foot forward.
Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in to programming featuring youth who want to make the world a better place and have some fun along the way.
With each passing week comes another unjust action from the administration that sends people to the streets shouting in opposition. Next week on The Youth Channel, tune in to programming that highlights some of the most at-risk people and the issues they are facing.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders and they take that role very seriously. Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in to programming that features young people who are getting involved in their communities, celebrating diversity and starting important conversations.
Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in to a diverse lineup of programming featuring young people who are taking charge of their own lives.