In an age where everyone can air their opinions online, don’t let the noise keep you from making your voice heard. Next week on the Youth Channel, watch programming featuring young people who are bravely challenging the status quo.
Tune in to “YC Power Hour,” “Girls Empowered,” “The Rundown Podcast,” “Blurring Gender Lines” and “NIGHTCAP.”
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 1
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 2
Girls Empowered: Body Image
Episode 3 of Girls Empowered is dedicated to the topic of body image and how having a negative body image can lead to eating disorders. We will discuss the impact that media has on body image, how companies perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards, how women and teens are disproportionately targeted by them, what some companies are doing to combat this, and what people can do to maintain body positivity.
Wednesday, October 3
The Rundown Podcast
On this podcast, Niyah and Brianna explore topics such as interracial dating, the harmful effects of social media, celebrity feuds and more.
Thursday, October 4
Blurring Gender Lines
Determined to challenge male-dominated sports, Jiu-Jitsu fighter, Alex Ross gives us an insight of the Brazilian sport and the barriers women encounter in order to succeed in sports. In a society where young girls and women are not provided spaces to perform and develop their athletic skills, Ross, Blurs Gender Lines by encouraging other young women to get involved in this sport.
Friday, October 5
As the number of charter schools in New York continues to grow, servicing more and more children, the controversy also continues. This episode of NIGHTCAP presents both sides of the argument. Find out what made guest, Dru Collins, look at charter schools differently. Also, our NIGHTCAP Spotlight is going to give you a little something to snack on. Check out Zeyi performing his hit: “The Breakfast Song.”