BNN Youth Media Initiatives
InFocus Youth Media
InFocus Youth Media, a four-week summer intensive multimedia training program, gives youth hands-on production experience and promotes teamwork, self-expression and critical thinking. Young people learn basic scriptwriting, camera, audio, lighting, hosting, and interviewing techniques in the studio and in the field. Their final products are shown at a screening and on BNN's channels and website.
ExtraHelp, a weekly live television series, provides homework help directly to Boston students. Middle and high school students call in or email ExtraHelp for assistance from teachers in math, science, language arts and reading.
Boston Centers for Youth & Familes Summer Block Parties
Each summer our mobile production truck travels to BCYF Summer Block Party events in neighborhoods all over the city. Young people work behind the cameras, perform in front of them, gain insight about how TV programs are created, and learn that this is something they can do themselves.
Game of the Week
We produce Game of the Week in partnership with Boston City TV and Boston Public Schools. Over 50 programs each year showcase the talents of dedicated student-athletes and present action-packed high school games for sports fans to enjoy.
If you are a youth-serving organization and would like to talk with us about a training or production partnership or for more information about any of our youth media initiatives, contact:
BNN Youth Programs Coordinator