Youth Media Works
About the Time Warner Youth Media Grantees
Time Warner, Inc. has funded some of the most innovative youth media arts organizations in the country. Visit their websites to learn more about their programs.
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Downtown Community Television (DCTV)
Education Video Center (EVC)
Global Action Project
Southwest Youth Collaborative
Spy Hop Productions
WNYC - Radio Rookies
Samples of Young Peoples' Work
The work of youth media artists is truly compelling. We asked the groups to share with us works that they felt best demonstrated the range of outcomes their programs promote - community engagement, youth activism, creativity, and self-expression among them. The following examples illustrate the power of media making to help young people find their voice and create original, authentic portraits of their realities.
Click the titles to view the samples. The samples are viewable with QuickTime Player.
Blood Sustained Coal
|Appalachian Media Institute at Appalshop [Whitesburg, KY]
Appalshop has been recognized nationwide for its pioneering work with disadvantaged youth in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky. Through Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), youth learn filmmaking as a way to develop technical, critical, and civic engagement skills.
|Should I? Should I Not?
Duration: 02'12 (3.2MB,.mp4)
Youth in New York explore the issue of youth relationships and gender power structures by looking at sexual pressure often faced by young women growing up in the city.
|Global Action Project [New York, NY]
Global Action Project (G.A.P.) provides youth with the knowledge, tools and relationships they need to create media on local and international issues that concern them and to use media for dialogue and social change.
|Don't Holla Back
Duration: 09'18 (481.7MB,.mov)
Youth in Chicago explore the issue of sexual harassment by sharing both boys' and girls' perspectives, and recommend resources relevant to the topic.
|Global Youth at Video Machete [Chicago, IL]
Video Machete's Global Youth program gives inner-city immigrant youth the opportunity to tell their stories and give voice to their experiences through video. The Chicago-based Video Machete also creates a kit of resources for other media educators and schoolteachers interested in using media and community engagement as teaching tools.
Duration: 04'31 (247MB,.mov)
Native American Youth in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, WA, explore the issue of self-identity by examining their community, people, and heritage.
|Native Lens [Seattle, WA]
Native Lens' youth program introduces Native youth to media as an art form and vehicle for self-expression. Native Lens is dedicated to developing sustainable youth media programs in partnership with Pacific Northwest tribes that give Native youth the skills it takes to tell their own stories through digital media making.
|Recruitment Video by Teens
Duration: 05'55 (335.2,.mov)
Youth in Global Kids, NY, share the stories of the impact of Newz Crew on their lives and invite other students to join the program.
|Newz Crew at Global Kids [New York, NY]
Newz Crew is an innovative, online program by and for youth using the Internet and news media to develop and promote media literacy and youth engagement in the democratic process. Newz Crew introduces young people to other youth around the world who also care about what's happening in the world around them.
|Examining Teen Age Girl
Duration: 02'24 (68MB,.mov)
Youth in Seattle explore teen self-expression methodology by examining a girl's dress code and analyzing the symbols that her appearance embodies.
|Reel Grrls [Seattle, WA]
Piloted in 2001, Reel Grrls is a unique after-school media & technology training program that empowers girls to critique media images and to gain media technology skills in a safe, open environment, mentored by a network of multi-cultural women media professionals.
|Victims of Fashion
Duration: 05'02 (282MB,.mov)
Youth in San Francisco explore the issue of labor and economics by interviewing sweatshop workers and examining their working environments.
|YouthLink at Bay Area Video Coalition [San Francisco, CA]
YouthLink is a media-training program that employs youth to realize their creative voices, explore career options, and contribute to their communities. Young people develop a portfolio in digital arts or video production, gaining skills in artistry, teamwork, storytelling, critical thinking, technical troubleshooting, and community engagement.
|My Family Remembers
Duration: 11'22 (4.55MB,.mp3)
Just three out of every million Americans are diagnosed each year with a potentially fatal blood disease called Aplastic Anemia. Edward Llanos was one of them.
|Radio Rookies [New York, NY]
Radio Rookies is an award-winning program that teaches New York City teens how to produce intimate first-person radio documentaries about their lives and their communities. The stories are highly produced and often take listeners inside worlds not frequently represented in the mainstream media. The stories air locally during Morning Edition on WNYC and have been distributed nationally on NPR and PRI.
|The Turf, the Village
Duration: 02'22 (3.27MB,.mp3)
Youth in Berkeley explore the issue of his hometown culture and identity by reflecting on different cultures and life styles that he experienced in Ghana.
|Youth Radio [Berkeley, CA]
Youth Radio promotes young people's intellectual, creative and professional growth through training and access to media and to produce the highest quality original media for local and national outlets. Youth Radio students strengthen their foundation in basic "life-skills": verbal expression, writing, computer technology, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and more.