Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Work Hard, Play Hard

We’re one month into the school year, with many more to go, but it’s good to take a break every now and then. We hope you enjoy the much deserved three day weekend and MNN’s Youth Channel will be here waiting to help you power through the week ahead.

Next week, don’t miss “YC Power Hour,” “Girls Empowered,” “The Rundown Podcast,” “Through the Chain” and “NIGHTCAP” only on MNN’s Youth Channel.

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, October 8

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, October 9

Girls Empowered: LGBTQI+

On this episode of Girls Empowered, Co-hosts Naomi, Veanne and Nany discuss pop icon Priyanka Chopra, the portrayal of women in hip-hop and hair. Then, Daniela Escamilla brings us an exclusive interview with Monica Abrego, a Mexican opera singer who runs a nonprofit organization dedicated to the youth in East Harlem. Finally, in “Let’s Untangle with Taty,” Youth Producer Taty will be demonstrating three hairstyles.


Wednesday, October 10

The Rundown Podcast

The Rundown is a weekly podcast hosted by Brianna and Niyah. The tackle a range of topics from social justice issues to entertainment to mental health. Tune in every week as they give you The Rundown.

Thursday, October 11

Through the Chain

Tyler, a teenage soccer player, is roped into his older brothers bike theft business after being expelled from boarding school and having his college scholarship revoked.


Friday, October 12


If you have had a few nightcaps with us, then you all know that most of our topics thus far have been surrounding e college woes. However, many of our teens are facing far greater problems. In the wake of unconstitutional practices such as Stop and Frisk and police using excessive force, the faces of our youth are at risk of being slammed against the concrete or the hood of a car on any given day.

So, on this episode of NIGHTCAP, criminal justice professional Janet Garcia-Hallett shares facts about our rights and what are some of the things teens and their parents can do if they ever come in contact with the juvenile justice system. The show ends with the poignant prose of spoken word artist Penda Smith.