Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Tackling the Big Issues

It’s only been one week since our new president took office and the American people have taken to the streets in an effort to make their voices heard. Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in to programming that addresses some of the biggest issues our country is facing today and learn how to use your voice effectively.

Watch as “NightCap” offers tips for finding the right college, “Living the Dream” shares advice for planning your future, “Youth Focus” tackles the issue of police brutality and “Shade” addresses the stereotypes surrounding race.

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

Check out the upcoming schedule below:

Monday, January 30 & Friday, February 3

NightCap: Finding the Right College Fit

NightCap’s second show features high school counselor and academic advisor, Lisa Richardson, who provides some helpful tips on finding the right college fit. The show closes with a short interview and dynamic performance by hip-hop dancers Louie and Zeno.  

Tuesday, January 31

Living The Dream, a Youth Channel original

Living the dream aims to connect "dream chasers" with individuals who have achieved their goals and dreams in life. Living the dream provides advice and encouragement for those individuals who are still chasing their dreams and are looking to connect with others in hopes of gaining valuable tips and insights to keep going despite of challenges.

Wednesday, February 1

Youth Focus: Police Brutality

Youth Focus meets with Zyaira Speller of Democracy Prep Harlem High School, Noche Diaz and Steve Yip from Stop Mass Incarceration Network, to discuss police brutality.

Thursday, February 2

Shade - An All-American High School Film Fest original

In “Shade,” filmmaker Antreise Lacy examines how representations of light and dark skin play a role in creating destructive stereotypes.