Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Game On

Olympic athletes aren’t the only ones on their game. Watch all-new Youth Channel programming next week featuring talented young people using their strengths to make a difference.

Watch “State of Mind” and “NIGHTCAP” for career success stories, “Ujamaa” for a story about giving back, “YC Power Hour,” for a round up of YC favorites and “YC Black History Month Compilation” for stories that honor and celebrate black history.

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.

Monday, February 12

YC Power Hour

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.


Tuesday, February 13

State of Mind


The Corner of the Court Project uses storytelling to build gender partnerships: Men learn success strategies for being advocates and women share success stories of their careers, highlighting the importance of male advocates. We build the self-confidence of male advocates who are doing "supportive things, big or small" while building visibility to women's own successes across a variety of industries.


Wednesday, February 14

Ujamaa: Lysa Danielle


Swahili word “ujamaa” means ‘extended family', 'brotherhood' or 'socialism'; as a political concept, it asserts that a person becomes a person through the people or community.

How often do you hear about an organization that caters to the homeless woman? Well, that is exactly what Lysa Danielle and her organization Phlare Project set out to do every month. Hitting the streets to deliver care packages or as Lysa calls them Pride packages, equipped with sanitary pads, toothpaste, toothbrushes and other toiletries.


Enjoy an in-depth conversation with Lysa Danielle and our Host Mena Elkoush on why she created the Phare Project, her goals and vision for the future.


Thursday, February 15

YC Black History Compilation


In celebration of Black History Month, the YMC has compiled past and present productions that center around African-American Empowerment, issues and stories.

Friday, February 16



In this episode of NIGHTCAP’s Career Day series, the studio is transformed into a runway to showcase the clothing line ATARIA NYC. This men and women’s urban apparel cleverly weaves in traditional African fabric paying homage to the designer’s Ghanaian roots. 24-year-old fashion designer Jason Ofori launched ATARIA NYC online and has hopes to find a home for his brand on 42nd Street so he can share his fashion with tourists from all over the world.