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.


Upcoming Youth Events

Dec 5, 2015 12:00 PM
This Saturday class is for those students who are serious about starting their own productions. Unlike the studio production certification that focuses on the technical aspects, the emphasis here is more on the development of a show idea.
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Dec 5, 2015 12:00 PM
Advanced media makers will meet once a week for eight weeks to develop a passion project with a social justice theme. This course delves deeper into the technical and analytics of filmmaking such as creating a treatment and learning about lighting and sound editing.
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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.
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).

YMC Social Media

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Latest Youth Videos

Do we really understand how much power we hold in the palm of our hands? Watch this week's YC Spotlight to learn more.
The Youth Channel reflects on the April 19 Arts and Culture Festival honoring Frida Kahlo in Parkside Plaza, Brooklyn. The April event celebrated the fierce spirit of independence, determination, and expression embodied by the iconic Mexican artist and feminist.


YMC News

On August 13, MNN's Summer Youth Program will hold a graduation ceremony for over 20 students who have spent the summer getting hands-on training in media creation and analysis.
Hosted by the Youth Channel, join us again for Ramen and Politix IV on June 17 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Firehouse. We’ll tackle the weighty questions that are on your mind as we head into summer.
MNN's Youth Media Center wants young artists of color to talk about their work as part of our #ArtTalk series!
The Youth Channel presents Ramen + Politix, Part III—a random joining of hot noodles and fiery discussion to talk about whatever political issues are on your mind. If you’re 14-21, join us for dinner and debate as we take on political questions that matter to you.
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.