A black and white version of the SPNN logo with play head with Youth spelled out in the SPNN colors using a person for the Y, a mouth for the O, a filmstrip for the U, and mic and stand for the T, and two buildings with a skyway for the H

SPNN Youth Programs provides BIPOC and LGBTQIA young people with the opportunity to create community media with a lasting impact. We are a place for creative exploration, diverse voices, and for artistic vision. Youth come together to learn and grow their media skills, then apply those skills to their own podcast, shoots for other youth serving organizations, their own creative projects and mentoring other youth in learning media skills.  

Youth can grow their skills either as a part of our Speaking of Youth program or individually as a part of our Createch program.

Through Speaking of Youth you will learn:

  • podcasting skills- youth learn the basics of audio production; microphones, mixers, etc. 
  • Adobe Premiere editing software- youth edit their podcasts and video projects in Adobe Premiere
  • Canva and/or Photoshop - youth create Zines and artwork to go with their podcasts 
  • photography skills- youth learn basics of DSLRs to capture photos and video
  • writing skills- youth use writing skills to write up synopsis of their podcast
  • teaching skills- youth and interns often assist with workshops for other youth 
  • Videography skills- youth and interns learn production skills by working on small video pieces for partners or their own video work.

Through Createch you can::

  • work on your own projects
  • explore photography, audio, video, post production, and animation.
  • get support as you are learning new skills.

Connect with Mai Moua Thao if you are a youth looking to build your media skills or a youth serving organization that would like custom classes for your youth to learn media skills.