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. There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!
To request equipment from SPNN create a profile in SPNN's Member Portal. Once you have done that, you can use our new reservation system Rentle to request your equipment. This new system only allows you to make a reservation if the equipment is available. SPNN will double check the reservation and if you are certified for the gear you selected and it fits with in the correct window, you will get a confirmation email.
Teach Technology Skills
Make a difference! Teach basic or advanced media, technology, and digital literacy skills. Find out how you can become a CTEP AmeriCorps Member!
Create Your Own Media
Use SPNN studio, camera, audio, and lighting gear to create your own media! Learn basic and advanced audio and video production skills. Use Adobe products to edit your content.
Youth 14-24 can learn podcasting, video production, and about careers in media by becoming a part of SPNN Youth. Find the right program for you.
Host Kel Heyl Interviews Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, Senior Climatologist, Minnesota State Climate Office, who provides an explanation of greenhouse gases and the process by which they create climate changes and weather extremes, as part one of his series on climate change.
Host Kel Heyl Interviews Russ Stark, the City of Saint Paul's Chief Resilience Officer, about how efforts the city of Saint Paul is making to meet the threat of global warming and weather extremes, as part two of his series on climate change.
Host Kel Heyl Interviews Danielle Hauck, Customer Energy Manager with the Center for Energy and the Environment, about how individuals can save energy and produce less carbon, as part three of his series on climate change.