SPNN will be CLOSED December 20th-January 3 for inventory and the winter holidays. 

SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills. We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area. We partner with organizations to create studio programs. Through our programs and classes we help youth and adults learn media making skills. 

Due to COVID-19 our media center is open four days a week. We are open Sundays from 1-5, Tuesdays 3-7, Wednesdays 3-7, and Fridays from 3-7. We are limiting the amount of people in the space so reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance. All of our classes are virtual. See below to sign up for our Intro to SPNN class. After you have taken the Intro class you can sign up to take the Camera Class to learn how to utilize our cameras, audio, and other field gear. 

To request equipment fill out this webform. If you are having trouble filling out the webform please email the Media Center team with your request. Please view our updated policies regarding equipment check out and returns. 

Become a part of the SPNN community

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    Become a CTEP Member

    Teach technology for social change! If you have basic computer and technology skills, such as how to use email and the Microsoft Office suite, then you have more to teach than you realize.

    Tutor and teach workshops, create programming and materials, and build relationships. Find our more about how you can help make a difference in the Twin Cities community. 

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    Utilize SPNN Resources

    To utilize SPNN resources; camera, lights, audio, Adobe Premiere for editing, and studio you need to be a member of SPNN and take our Intro Class the first Tuesday of every month at 6PM via Zoom or in person. You will also learn about all of our programs for adults to learn media skills. We have basic and advanced classes. Find out more on our events page

    Advance your skills in audio, production, or post production, or script writing by setting up a one to one with our team. Email the team to schedule your one-to-one session. 

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    Youth Programs

    Youth 14-24 can learn podcasting, video production, and about careers in media by becoming a part of SPNN Youth. Learn cameras, editing, and create your own media in our Media Center, learn about careers in media and podcasting by joining our speaking of youth podcast group. 

    Figure out which program is right for you by reaching out to Alice Hu or Shania Russell

    We also work with youth serving nonprofits to teach media skills. Contact Bonnie to learn how to partner with SPNN. 

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