As you grow up, you begin to know more about yourself and who you want to be when you grow up. Sometimes the thought of growing up can cause an uneasy feeling in your body, and if it puts you at ease, everyone goes through that same state of anxiety. Growing up in an era of “advanced” technology and social media can sometimes add even more pressure and stress on you, but you have an easier way of connecting. Remember to take advantage of your platforms to achieve your goals, speak for your generation, and to network with others to reach the finish line you have been waiting for. Join the Youth Channel for a week of special programming about financial accountability, internships, advocacy on LGBTQ+ communities, and climate change.
The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.
YC Power Hour - Episode 22 (Youth Channel)
Monday, August 5th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The YC Power Hour is a weekly potpourri youth creative youth-driven program. It covers news, entertainment, and current trends within NYC and the world while keeping a light-hearted down to earth tone.
Jose Northover Financial Literacy
Tuesday, August 6th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Financial advisor and coach Jose Northover visit the YMC to discuss finances with our SYEP interns and how to start now on building their financial accountability.
Queer Justice: How To Be A Queer Ally
Wednesday, August 7th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Queer Justice Episode 1: highlights “How to be a Queer Ally?” and how one’s life is changed by either acceptance or rejection. We will be covering the various social epidemics LGBTQ individuals face as a result of dealing with rejection, cultural biases, homelessness, suicide, conversion therapy, discrimination, violence, and more. For our interview segment, we will be talking to Sergio Osoria, a Latinx, gay Dominican man who works as a Peer Recruiter at Project STAY.
Climate Change Compilation
Thursday, August 8th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Youth Channel has created a compilation of media surrounding environmental justice and awareness.
Night Cap: Career Day - Episode 3
Friday, August 9th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Next in NIGHTCAP’S new six-part Career Day series is another filmmaker but she is representing all the women directors out there. 23-year-old Brianna Abdullah started making movies in her teens and in a short span she has written and directed various short films including, “First Love”, “Clasp”, and “Wanna Fix A Flat?” Her newest, “Bittersweet,” explores the woes of online dating from the male perspective. In this film, actor Amari Smith plays Aaron who goes through some not so pretty hurdles in his quest for love. Tune in to see some scenes from the film and to get the goods from Brianna and Amari as they reveal some movie-in-the-making moments.