The Youth Channel
The Youth Media Center offers Manhattan residents ages 16 to 24 free video production training, digital journalism internships and the opportunity to produce social justice focused media on important youth issues for MNN's award-winning Youth Channel, which airs weeknights from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on MNN4.

Videos from The Youth Channel

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Busking is the number one source of free entertainment in New York City.

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LGBTQ youth express their concerns about media representation.

This Home Is Not Broken

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Single moms share their stories of empowerment, and discuss the necessity for more childcare and safe parenting resources.

Young Lords Way

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The Young Lords are honored with a street re-naming in East Harlem.

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The story of how Laquan assumed a different position in his family after the death of his father.

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The Youth Channel talks about the benefits of fitness and gives a few tips on how to get motivated.

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The Youth Channel chats with a current cannabis user about why he began to smoke, and the stereotypes he, amongst others, are categorized under due to the consumption.

Perspectives On Student Loans

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The Youth Channel's Tamara speaks with current and future college students about the pros and cons of student loans.

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The Youth Channel explores how art can tackle mental health issues through self expression.

Cure For Conflict: Prison System

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The Youth Channel's Bilal talks about the United States prison culture, and how mass incarceration has had no positive impact on crime.

Undocumented Motherhood

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The Youth Channel talks with Dulce Martinez who was brought to the United States as a young girl by her parents, and shares the obstacles she faced to become DREAMer.

German Expressionism

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The Youth Channel breaks down German Expressionism and how it has influenced current mainstream artists and filmmakers.

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The Youth Channel focuses on fast food restaurants and how the FDA doesn't properly regulate what goes inside the food.

Dealing With the MTA

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The Youth Channel talks with locals about riding the Subway and whether they believe the price hikes match up to the service.

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The Youth Channel's Ari speaks on gender identity, and how it plays a role on their day-to-day decisions, appearance, and sexuality.

Swipe It Forward

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The Youth Channel chats with activists about the rise of New York City's Public Transportation costs and its affects on low income communities.

Homeless Youth in NYC

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The Youth Channel speaks with members of Picture the Homeless about the misconception of homeless youth in New York City.

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The Youth Channel visits their local super market to find some healthy alternatives from the fast food restaurants.

Harlem Community Rap

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The Youth Channel's Brazil raps about the importance of history and characteristics of East Harlem in the rise of gentrification.

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The Youth Channel visits the Museum of the City of New York to speak with a fellow about the "AIDS At Home" exhibition and how it shines a spotlight on untold personal stories of struggles during the AIDS epidemic.

Blurring Gender Lines: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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The Youth Channel talks with Alexandera Ross about her experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a female, and how the sport increased her body positivity.

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The Youth Channel chats with "A.P." about the obstacles he had to face in Singapore and how the United States allowed him to get a proper education for his learning disability.

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Get Involved

Have you ever watched your favorite television show, and wished you worked on set? The Youth Channel makes it easy for young adults to get hands-on experience on basic studio production while learning to think critically about media and social justice issues. YC provides free training in technical, creative and social aspects of media-making, so you are one step closer to producing your own show. 

If you have invested the time to produce a video, you deserve to have it shared. The Youth Channel not only offers facilities and classes for you to learn how to make media, but they also give students the platform to have their work aired on TV. 

Take Classes at the Youth Media Center!

 

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