Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center produces critical media that presents in-depth analysis of the issues faced by young people in New York City and provides a pipeline for action, advancing Social Justice in NYC.

Created by producers who are both powerful storytellers and active community leaders, Youth Channel programming constructs citywide narratives to offer an alternative to the stories found in mainstream media, and to galvanize viewers to participate in local efforts toward change. The YC production process is guided by the need for media that is timely, impactful, community-based and critical.

Our target audience is youth between the ages of 14-21.

Watch YC programming Monday through Friday at 6:00 pm on MNN4 (TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36 and streaming live).

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Episodes

Beyond the Plate (S1E1)

Beyond the Plate is a Youth Channel cooking show that takes you around the world one bite at a time. (Season 1, Ep 1)

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and...

Overdevelopment: The Underdeveloped Culture

YMC producers Jose, Micky, and Natalie explore overcrowding issues in East Harlem.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides New York City youth with high...

Democracy on ICE

YMC Producers, Alexis and Angel, take an in depth look into the dire effects that ICE raids are having on immigrant families living in the United States.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century...

The Ugliness of Beauty Standards

YMC Producers Samiha, Rich, and Juan talk with New Yorker's about the apparent discrimination as it pertains to the true definition of beauty.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and...

Summer at the Youth Media Center (2019)

A quick look at all of the hard work and fun that took place during our 2019 summer cycle. Congratulations to our new group of young certified producers!

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century...

YC Mini: Uji Matcha

We've been talking about food alot this week.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides New York City youth with high-quality media production education...

YC Weekly: The Dark Web

You ever heard about the dark web? .... have you ever been there?

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides New York City youth with high-quality media...

Import Legacy Mukbang

Who else is hungry?

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides New York City youth with high-quality media production education classes and training...

YC Mini: Japan and South Korea

Yes even in peacetime some countries still hold their rivalries seriously.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a mission to develop 21st-century communicators and critical thinkers and provides New York City youth with high-quality...