Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center

Established in March 2000, Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Youth Media Center (YMC) develops 21st Century communicators and participants in social justice.
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: TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36, and streaming live on

MNN's Youth Media Center is housed at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

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Upcoming Youth Classes

There are no upcoming events.

More about the YMC

MNN's Youth Media Center offers a variety of classes and workshops for aspiring media makers to produce critical content in a rapidly changing media landscape.
The Youth Channel is looking for journalists and media makers ages 18-24 who are passionate about reporting on community news to join our digital journalism team.
The YMC partners with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

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Upcoming Youth Events

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YMC News

MNN’s Youth Channel wants to hear from undocumented youth and is looking for stories, performances, or direct messages to appear in an upcoming documentary.
The Youth Channel covers the recent “Beyond Knowing your Rights” event—where community leaders, lawyers, and family members who’ve lost others to police violence gathered in prayer, remembrance, and information-sharing.
As part of a semester-long project, Youth Channel Community Journalist Janet Perez contributes a video and accompanying story spotlighting the Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment project.
“#Hands Up #Don’t Shoot” features the El Puente Arts Forum as young artists use their media to protest recent police brutality.
The Youth Channel interviews formerly incarcerated youth and community leaders advocating for reform of an outmoded penal system.