No matter how many obstacles stand in their way, today’s youth are ready to work hard to become the leaders of tomorrow. Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in for programming that features young people who are standing firm in their decisions and speaking their truth.
Watch “YC Power Hour” for a review of the latest news, “State of Mind” for a conversation on Black Lives Matter, “Land of Nod” and “From Open to Close” for personal stories, and “NightCap” for career inspiration.
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.
Check out the upcoming schedule below:
Monday, January 15
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, January 16
State of Mind
We’re kicking off our fourth season with a two-part series entitled, ‘Welcome to the Human Race.’ This week’s topic is the Black Lives Matter movement.
Since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2013, Black Lives Matter has become a nationally recognized international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, campaigning against violence and systemic racism toward black people. BLM regularly organizes protests around the deaths of black people in killings by law enforcement officers, and broader issues of racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.
Wednesday, January 17
Land of Nod
Thursday, January 18
From Open to Close
This All American High School Film Festival piece follows the story of two teen parents who opted to give their daughter up for adoption, but chose to remain a staple in her life.
Friday, January 19
There are only two episodes left in NIGHTCAP's Career Day series and on this show, the curtain to the acting world gets pulled back as actors Jared Kemp and Clifton Cutrary who starred in the hit Netflix series, Luke Cage, discuss the vicissitudes of a career in acting. Jared and Clifton, who played the teenage Willis Stryker and Carl Lucas, share what it took to prepare for their roles on Luke Cage and what it was like being the youngest cast members working with seasoned actors like Alfre Woodard and Mike Colter.