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

After Rikers

After Rikers Session 2

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 Democratic Primaries

Who will be the victor to clash with President Trump in the upcoming elections? FREE-FOR-ALL!

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...

YC Fact: City in the Grass

There is new artwork in madison square park where you too can become part of the art.

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...

Dating Apps, A Scourge or The Future?

It feels like dating apps are taking over, they're on the subway, on billboards, on ads even on your phone. So why is it so big now? Or is this something that's always existed that we just noticed recently in years?

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media...

YC Fact Belvedere Castle

Did you know that there is a medieval castle that's been in Central Park since the stone age? Ok, well maybe not that long but it is really cool!

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

The Sound of Art

YMC Producers produced this mini-documentary that focuses on the impact and works of muralist Manny Vega, illustrator Brendan Manning, and Spanish speaking recording artists BONY and Jay.

The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center. The YMC has a...

YC Spotlight: "BTS & The Rise of K-Pop"

Let's be real. You cannot go anywhere without seeing their perfect smiles, or turn on the radio without hearing their catchy songs. With a diehard fan base like theirs, they were meant to succeed.

Bangtan Boys, better known as “BTS,” have become a global phenomenon in a blink of an eye! The seven...