We are the Philly Youth Media Collaborative 

We hope this site will be useful to young people interested in gaining media production skills as well as teachers, parents and program providers eager to learn more about media literacy and youth media in Philadelphia.

             
                   

 

Our Members

SEAMAAC

SEAMAAC

SEAMAAC: Supporting and serving immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States. Summary of Program: SEAMAAC’s Hip Hop Heritage (H3) program is...

The Attic Youth Center

The Attic Youth Center

The Attic Youth Center creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in...

University of the Arts Pre-College Programs

University of the Arts Pre-College Programs

Pre-College provides enrichment opportunities in visual arts, performing arts and creative writing for students in grades 9–12 through programs that foster exploration and embolden students to think creatively and work collaboratively.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Since 1987, Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP) has partnered with educators to bring the transformative power of playwriting into classrooms and community settings across Greater Philadelphia. Placing students at the center of their learning, PYP's intensive writing...

REC Philly

REC Philly

REC is an ecosystem that exists to empower independent creators to do more of what they love. Part creative incubator, part creative agency, REC is a physical space, digital application, and creator community designed and dedicated to providing its members with the...

iCamp

iCamp

Camp is a social-justice centered, project-based, program that offers rising 11th and 12th grade students an extraordinary opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops in games and web development, as well audio and video production. Students develop system-based...

Youth Set The Stage

Youth Set The Stage

Beginning in 2019, Youth Set The Stage (YSTS) brought together eight local organizations dedicated to amplifying youth voices through media and art. The inaugural YSTS event occurred in June 2019 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, bringing together live music,...

The Rustin Urban Community Change Axis

The Rustin Urban Community Change Axis

The Rustin Urban Community Change Axis (RUCCAS) mission is to support the building of power for Southeastern PA metropolitan communities, specifically but not exclusively global majority/communities of color and low-income urban communities, through providing together...

Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Norris Square Neighborhood Project is a unique organization that offers youth and community residents a safe space to explore culture and social-justice issues, create art, and develop their sustainable-agriculture skills. For over 45 years, youth have developed their...

ArtWell

ArtWell

ArtWell’s mission is to support young people and their communities through multidisciplinary arts expression, education, and creative reflection to celebrate their strengths, thrive while facing complex challenges, and awaken their dreams. Since 2000, ArtWell programs...

Big Picture Alliance

Big Picture Alliance

Big Picture Alliance’s mission is to engage, educate and empower Philadelphia youth through filmmaking & digital media arts. We provide transformative learning experiences and a supportive pathway for youth to have their voices heard, develop as young...

Center for Media and Information Literacy

Center for Media and Information Literacy

The Center for Media and Information Literacy provides tools for educators and the media industry to advance critical analysis, use and creation of quality media content. CMIL was established in 2012 at the Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University...

Girls Rock Philly

Girls Rock Philly

Girls Rock Philly is a youth-centered music organization dedicated to building an intergenerational community of girls, women, and trans and gender-expansive people. Through the practice of fearless expression, artistic experimentation, and collaboration, we build the...

Klein College

Klein College

Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication is the largest communication school in Philadelphia, offering studies in media studies and production, journalism, communication studies, advertising and more. Klein College’s mission is to prepare the media...

Lil Filmmakers

Lil Filmmakers

In our current digital age, the art of filmmaking has become widely accessible. Lil Filmmakers provides young leaders a focused shift from consuming technology to creating professionally produced short and feature-length narrative films that address their issues,...

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Through participatory public art, Mural Arts Philadelphia inspires change in people, place, and practice, creating opportunity for a more just and equitable Philadelphia.  Mural Arts Philadelphia envisions a world where all people have a say in the future of their...

Philadelphia Student Union

Philadelphia Student Union

The Philadelphia Student Union exists to build the power of young people to demand a high-quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. We are a youth-centered organization where we make positive changes in the short term by learning how to organize to...

PhillyCAM

PhillyCAM

PhillyCAM is a community media center that brings together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values, and civic participation. We distribute content on our cable television channels (Comcast 66/966 &...

Philly Audio Diaries

Philly Audio Diaries

Philly Audio Diaries trains young people in Philadelphia to tell their own stories for broadcast. We are fiscally sponsored by CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, which means we operate like a non-profit. One of the best parts of Philly Audio Diaries is the real-world...

POPPYN

POPPYN

POPPYN (Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News) is a media program under the University community collaborative. POPPYN is an award-winning social justice media program for high school students in Philadelphia. Since 2011, POPPYN has aimed to alter the...

PSTV

PSTV

PSTV is dedicated to providing youth equal access to multimedia tools, digital and media literacy training, and industry experience. PSTV is the education channel for The School District of Philadelphia (SDP), and is open to ALL enrolled students who have a current...

Scribe Video Center

Scribe Video Center

Scribe Video Center is a non-profit media arts education center located in Philadelphia. Founded in 1982, Scribe is dedicated to advancing the use of digital media as a progressive tool for social change through filmmaking workshops, community-based participatory...

University Community Collaborative

University Community Collaborative

The UCC provides a continuum of leadership opportunities for youth and young adults aged 14 to 24. The Collaborative Continuum is designed to keep youth engaged at different levels, capacities, and ages within our organization over an extended period of time. Each...

WHYY

WHYY

WHYY has been running its youth media programming since 2003. Our programs range from one day field trips to years-long experiences culminating in job placement. With afterschool programs in documentary production, filmmaking, podcasting, and animation, WHYY serves...

 

             
                   

 

Featured Project

Youth Set The Stage is a series of online and youth-driven events occurring throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Opportunities

News & Press

Youth Set The Stage: Black Lives Matter Edition

Youth Set The Stage: Black Lives Matter Edition  Friday February 5th 6:00PM - 8:00PM  On Crowd cast and Zoom In honor of Black Lives Matter Week of Action Youth Set The Stage will be screening youth made films that will spark critical conversations about the Black...

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Upcoming Events

  • Youth Set The Stage: Summer 2021 A Survival Guide // Jun 25th, 2021 6:00PM

    As the summer approaches and school is coming to an end, young people are still left with unanswered questions and uncertainty. What will school in the Fall look like? How can young people...

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