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 21 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.

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Upcoming Youth Events

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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.
The YMC partners with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

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YMC News

We are SO impressed with the Youth Channel producers at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center ! The media they're creating is critical, hard-hitting and change-making. Case in point: "Space Violence," which we're featuring as today's Clip of the Week .
Did you know that in New York City, police can approach you at any time but you're not required to answer their questions? Did you know that you have the right to observe and record police activity, as long as you stay at a reasonable distance from the police?
It's been an exciting month at MNN, which means our just-out June newsletter is a really fun read! A youth producer at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center was selected for a full scholarship to participate in a prestigious fellowship in Senegal this summer, and an MNN Community Producer whose show inspires viewers to pursue their passions during retirement just directed her first film. We also catch you up on the latest at MNN's Youth Channel.