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Everyone has at least one role model that they look up to; some praise friends and family members, while others praise celebrities and influencers. For years, people have praised their elders based on the years of experiences, good or bad. The newer generation of young activist have now become instant icons that even adults and elders can praise. People such as Emma GonzalezDavid HoggMalala Yousafzai, and Desmond Napoles, have begun to speak out on gun control, lgbtq+ rights, and equal rights to pave the way for the current and future generations. Join the Youth Channel this week with special programming about the feminist movement, the LGBTQIA+ rights, and how to improve social standards on these topics.

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 7 (Youth Channel)
Monday, June 17th
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.

The Spotlight - Season 3 Episode 20
Tuesday, June 18th
6:00pm - 7:00pm

This week, Crystal Askew & David Martinez discuss whether Joe Biden’s presidential campaign could be put in jeopardy after a few women accused him of inappropriate behavior and if Facebook could have an impact on the upcoming 2020 election. The show ends with an exclusive performance by Jesse Vega from his upcoming new EP.

Girls Empowered - Episode 3
Wednesday, June 19th
6:00pm - 6:30pm
6:30pm - 7:00pm

Episode 3 of Girls Empowered is dedicated to the topic of Body Image and how having a negative body image can lead to eating disorders. We will discuss the impact that media has on body image, how companies perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards, how women and teens are disproportionately targeted by them, what some companies are doing to combat this, and what people can do to maintain body positivity.

Boiling Point
Thursday, June 20th
6:00pm - 6:30pm
6:30pm - 7:00pm

In partnership with Wadleigh Highschool, the Youth Channel Presents Boiling Point. A youth lead debate show where young adults converse about hot topics. 

Night Cap Career Day - Season 1 Episode 6
Friday, June 21st
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Nightcap has its' first roundtable discussion with gay rapper Archie Hollywood and transgender woman Tiffany Berutti who discuss LGBT representation in television. Find out what they think about reality TV producer Mona Scott and her gay plot in Love and Hip-Hop; the double-standard between gay and heterosexual sex scenes on Empire; and the handling of the transgender role on Orange is the New Black. They also chime in on some of the trending issues in Why Though including KeKe Palmer who coined herself as "sexually fluid." The NIGHTCAP spotlight is on rapper Cruzer Santana performing his hit "Lifestyle."