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.


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.
Youth media makers are invited to share the critical conversations they're having by submitting programming to air during MNN's Youth Channel programming block.
The YMC partners with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

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Latest Youth Videos

On March 7, 2015, Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen rocked the South Bronx. Through the tool of hip hop, the event brought together performers to further the message of independence among women, and peace in our communities.


YMC News

If you're 14-21 years old, a Ramen Noodle fan, and love to debate, you're in for a good time. Come to the Firehouse Thursday, March 19th at 4:30 pm for a friendly debate on political issues that impact all of us.
MNN’s Youth Channel wants to hear from undocumented youth and is looking for stories, performances, or direct messages to appear in an upcoming documentary.
The Youth Channel covers the recent “Beyond Knowing your Rights” event—where community leaders, lawyers, and family members who’ve lost others to police violence gathered in prayer, remembrance, and information-sharing.
As part of a semester-long project, Youth Channel Community Journalist Janet Perez contributes a video and accompanying story spotlighting the Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment project.
“#Hands Up #Don’t Shoot” features the El Puente Arts Forum as young artists use their media to protest recent police brutality.