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Photography Workshop:
Learn to frame, shoot and edit great photos in WHYY’s award-winning Public Media Commons. WHYY’s After School Photography Workshop is a photography program for area teens, 9-12 grade. Students will learn the fundamentals of photography, camera operation, lighting, and framing. Students will have the opportunity to shoot topics of their choosing in groups.
Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, February 21 – May 29, 2024 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Narrative Filmmaking:
Want to be the next big Hollywood director? In this in-person, after school program, students will work in small groups to create their very own short films. Students will learn the fundamentals of narrative filmmaking- story structure, script writing, storyboarding, video editing, and camera operation. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the basic principles of animation to produce their own stop motion film.
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 20, 2024 – May 30, 2024 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


To register for either class, students can visit


Courageous RI Youth Media Contest

Middle school, high school, and college students from across Rhode Island, the nation, and the world are welcome to participate. The Youth Media Contest accepts creative work in print, graphic design, video, or audio formats.


We are awarding $7,000 in prizes to students in middle school, high school, and college, including a $1,000 grand prize!

Creating Media to Counter Hate

Encourage students by adapting this lesson plan for HS and college students

More details here



Black Youth Impact:

A research and advocacy group with a mission to identify how Identity, Media, Political Action, and Consciousness support Black youth’s ability to Thrive. Our research group is led by Dr. Nkemka Anyiwo, a former youth organizer with training in Developmental Psychology and social work.

We are currently recruiting participants for a research study to understand how to support Black youth in navigating racism. We will conduct two interviews with Black youth ages 13-17 from the Philadelphia Metro Area to understand youth’s thoughts, feelings, and responses to racism and racial justice. We plan to use this data to support research and youth programming that supports the well-being and empowerment of Black youth.

We ask that you consider promoting our research study to the youth you serve in your organization. Attached is a flyer with more information about our study. Flyers may be emailed and/or posted on social media platforms. Any youth interested in participating can complete this survey and/or email us at If you are interested in learning more or if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. You can reach the research team at or Dr. Anyiwo directly at


Fab Youth Philly:

Is now hiring adults for our summer program: Looking to make a difference in the life of young people? Ready to work harder than you’ve ever worked? Want to be a part of a FAB team? Join Fab Youth Philly this summer as a Play Captain Supervisor or Play Captain Group Leader. See below for details. Interviews will take place virtually; training and employment will be in-person following Covid-19 safety protocols.  Candidates must be available to work in a variety of outdoor conditions on a daily basis. Fab Youth Philly successfully ran a program last summer, following Covid-19 safety protocols, which we will have in place again this summer.  Hourly rates range from $15-20 hr.
For questions:
#fabthinghappeninphilly #westphiladelphiapromiseneighborhood #kensingtonproud #geniusofplay #playeveryday #summerjobs


Klein College of Media and Communication:

Klein College of Media and Communication offers various visiting opportunities for students to learn more about our academic programs, services and meet with current Klein students! Interested high school students can come tour our facilities in-person, shadow a class, or even join our Employer Friday Visits to hear about internship and job opportunities from local companies. Klein’s recruitment team is also available to answer any and all questions you may have via email, over the phone or a Zoom meeting!

Go to to learn more and sign up for an option that works best for you.


The Urban Technology Project:

Is now recruiting for our 2024-2025 Pre-Apprentice Digital Service Fellows cohort. Students ages 18-24 that are interested in a career in technology. The AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows Pre-Apprenticeship program offers young adults the opportunity to learn technology support while serving Philadelphia schools by providing STEM and Computer Science mentoring activities to students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.Pre-Apprentice Digital Service Fellows provide technology services to schools across the district while learning new tech skills, and professionalism skills, earning a living stipend, gaining I.T. industry certifications, and more! Learn More


Rocketfest Film Festival – SLA Center City:

This year’s Rocketfest Team! Our names are Auris Espinal, Eloise Palandro. and Josie Barksy, and we are seniors at SLA Center City. For our year-long senior project we are taking over our school’s film festival Rocketfest, which is open to all Philly public high school students. But this year we are adding a new category–photography–along with a photo exhibit! This year, we are lucky to have partnered with The Parkway Central Library on Vine St., and will be hosting the festival at the Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, May 1st. Deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, March 20th.

This year we invite the following types of submissions: short films (fiction, documentary, experimental) and photography. All work will be done by high school students in the Philadelphia area. The films will be judged by a professional jury and an audience vote. Winners will receive prizes. All high schools will be invited to attend the in-person screenings on May 1st. Please share the poster below and ask students to submit their films and photos. The submission information and form are linked to the QR code on the poster. You can also access the submission form here:

Submission Form Link

Feel free to contact us with any other questions at our email: and follow us on instagram @rocketfestsla!

You may also reach out to our faculty advisor / film teacher Lorraine Ustaris at

Rocketfest 2024


International Youth Television Festival:   

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 1, 2024

The international youth television festival known as the Prix Jeunesse is a highly respected festival celebrating the best in television programming for youth. Your role as a member of the Youth Jury is to screen, discuss and critique television programs from countries around the world. The programs are created by television professionals for a youth audience. We will be screening both fiction and non-fiction television programs for youth (ages 11-15).

To participate youth must:

  • Be between ages 11 to 15.
  • Participate fully in the screening days listed below.
  • Meet in person at Temple University main campus (Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th Street, Phila 19122)
  • Parental permission will be required. Form will be provided.

Our screening dates will be:

  • Saturday, March 16, 10:00am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 30, 10:00am – 6:00 pm
  • Alternate dates: Saturday, March 23 and April 6. (We could switch to one of these dates depending on the availability of interested youth. But we only need 2 dates for screening.)

Benefits to participating:

  • Gain experience as a film critic and television reviewer
  • View television programs exploring the cultures, stories, and youth from around the world
  • Gain media literacy skills
  • Make new friends
  • Terrific item to add to your resume
  • Help to make sure youth voice is heard in the television industry when developing new programs
  • Light breakfast and lunch and snacks provided on both screening days.

Plus you get:

  • $10 gift card to Target upon completion of both screening days.
  • Official festival t-shirt
  • Official certificate from the Prix Jeunesse that you served on the youth jury

Follow this link to submit your contact information and interest:


Daddying Film Festival & Forum (D3F), coming to Philly on May 17,

Invitation for students to submit their short films
You’ll note that there are five $250
awards to be earned in each grade category (elementary/middle/highschool/undergrad).
And the winner in each category earns an additional $250 along with an Atticus award.