The Youth Media Center provides training in the technical, creative, and social aspects of media making. Participants learn the fundamental skills of story development, framing, and composition, camera, and equipment operation, video editing as well as community and social justice issues. 

Email youtheducation@mnn.org or call (212) 757-2670 x306 for more information about upcoming class sessions. All Youth Media Center classes are held at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center (175 East 104th Street).

NOTE: All participants must be 14-21 years old.

Upcoming Youth Bootcamps & Workshops

Jul19

Creating a City Symphony

July 19 - 22 | Mon & Tue & Wed & Thu | 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Youth Media Center
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English

Explore a modern take on a film genre that emerged in the early 1920s and create your very own City Symphony of your neighborhood.

Jul26

On Camera 101 (ONLINE)

July 26 - 27 | Mon & Tue | 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Online
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English

This youth workshop breaks down the basics of on-camera reporting while providing you with tips to battle your nerves.

Jul29

On Camera 101 (IN-PERSON)

July 29 - 30 | Thu & Fri | 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Youth Media Center
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English

This youth workshop breaks down the basics of on-camera reporting while providing you with tips to battle your nerves.

Aug16

Producing a Music Video

August 16 - 27 | Mon & Wed & Fri | 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Youth Media Center
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English

This bootcamp provides a step-by-step guide for producing an art form that's embedded everywhere in pop culture.

On-Camera 101

This youth workshop breaks down the basics of on-camera reporting while providing you with tips to battle your nerves.

Youth Channel

Created by producers who are both powerful storytellers and active community leaders, Youth Channel programming constructs citywide narratives to offer an alternative to the stories found in mainstream media, and to galvanize viewers to participate in local efforts toward change. The YC production process is guided by the need for media that is timely, impactful, community-based and critical.

Watch YC programming Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm on MNN4 (TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36 and streaming live).

YC Facts: History of Gaming Consoles

YC Interns explore the multi-billion dollar world of gaming.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides New York City youth with high-quality media...

YC Community: East Harlem Safe Halloween Blast

Our YC Interns attend Union Settlement's Safe Halloween Blast in East Harlem.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides New York City youth with high...

YC Event: "Showtime" by Shawn Antoine II screening w/Q&A

Filmmaker Shawn Antoine screened his award-winning short film "Showtime" at MNN's Firehouse. The film takes viewers into the unforgiving world of a New York City subway dancer. You can view a few scenes from the film and the entire Q&A session right here on our Youth Channel.

The Youth Channel...