Youth Opportunities

Every year, hundreds of young people appear on BNN channels and website--in studio productions, in dozens of high school games and neighborhood parades covered with our mobile production truck and in many shows produced by members and by BNN, such as BNN News and Around Town. We also provide a variety of hands--on training opportunities designed for youth to create their own programming. We partner with youth-serving organizations on training and productions. We provide cable channel time and online opportunities for young people to share programs they produce and we produce programming for youth as well.  

YOUTH TOURS:  Your youth group can have a behind-the-scenes, hands-on tour of BNN's facilities. To book a time for your group to visit BNN contact jwilliams@bnntv.org

PARTNERSHIPS WITH YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS:  We provide special media production workshops in collaboration with youth organizations and schools. Contact jatwood@bnntv.org.
This year students from Codman Academy Charter Public School produced a series of thought-provoking public service announcements. 

TRAINING WORKSHOPS:  We encourage young people to sign up for our regular workshop. We offer a variety of multimedia and studio classes. Upcoming Workshops 


SUMMER MEDIA PROGRAMS
Each summer we offer intensive media training programs to give young people production experience, promote teamwork, self-expression, critical thinking, and to have fun!  

InFocus Youth Media: We offer a four-week summer intensive multimedia training program for either field or studio production. This year we trained young people from a nonprofit organization serving homeless families in the BNN Timothy Smith Network Media Lab to tell their stories with a short documentary and PSA about homelessness.

My Voice Summer Youth Media Camp:  We joined forces with Boston Public Schools/Adobe Youth Voices to provide training in multimedia and studio production. The resulting programs include short documentaries by the participants along with studio discussions about the important issues raised, including violence, discrimination and challenges for students with learning disabilities.


BNN AFTER-SCHOOL JOBS

BNN TV Youth Voices After-School Media Jobs: We offer a limited number of after-school jobs for Boston high school students as Media Production Assistants. Teens are creating an ongoing year-round series of new Youth Voices shows for BNN's cable channels and website. They produce PSAs, documentary profiles and in-studio productions, and incorporate other youth-created content from around the city.


BNN INTERNSHIPS

BNN provides internship opportunities in all of our departments.  Click here for more information
 

BNN PROGRAMMING BY YOUTH and FOR YOUTH
Watch BNN programs produced BY youth and FOR youth on our cable channels, and streamed live and archived on our website.

See more Youth Programming at BNN and Participate!

If you are a youth-serving organization and would like to talk with us about training, production partnerships, or sharing your video on our cable channels and website, contact jatwood@bnntv.org.