Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Stay Strong, Stand Tall

As another difficult week comes to a close, we’re doing our best to focus on the good people who are fighting for change during these challenging times. Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in for stories about brave young people who are staying true to themselves and standing tall.

Watch “Being Afro-Latina,” “Garifuna Identity” and “Girls Empowered” for inspiring discussions about identity, “The Spotlight” for a roundup of the latest trends and NIGHTCAP for advice on post-high school life.

The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN 4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.

Check out the upcoming schedule below:


Monday, October 9

Being Afro-Latina

Brianna Martinez is an Afro-Latina from Honduras who tells her story about how being Afro-Latino has been difficult to explain growing up in the US. “By looking at the color of your skin and hearing your accent, people will think we are African-Americans,”she says.


Garifuna Identity

Learn about the origins of the Garifuna culture and its current impact on the Garifuna youth of today.


Tuesday, October 10

The Spotlight

On this episode of "The Spotlight," Stephanie De La Cruz & Maximilian Mejia return again as this week's guest co-hosts and are weighing in on the hottest topics. Not only that, but Simone Dixon, host of "Kickin' It With Simone" is joining the party. And we're wrapping up the show with a huge "don't wanna miss" performance by pop singer Vina Love.


Wednesday, October 11

Girls Empowered

Today we have a special episode as we highlight the T in LGBTQ. Join us for our roundtable discussion with youth producers Je'Jae, Daniela and Nany. We also will have two interviews with special guest Je'Jae Daniels and Skye O'Neal.


Thursday, October 12

We Are All Dominican - Part 1

This show discusses the court ruling that says Dominicans of Haitian descent will not be recognized as citizens of the Dominican Republic. With over 200,000 people affected, this ruling is detrimental to the Dominican-Haitian community.  


Friday, October 13


As you prepare to make the transition out of high school, you probably are wading through mounds of advice from family, friends, teachers and school counselors. Have you been told: "everyone should go to college" or "pick a college with a good name." What about the classic: "college prepares you for the real world." Well, in this episode of NIGHTCAP, you might be surprised to hear what Education Pathway specialist, Ruby Reyes, has to say about some of this well-intentioned advice. Also, closing out the show is R&B songstress, Noelle Kay in our NIGHTCAP Spotlight.