Youth Opportunities


Partner offerings

The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) is internationally recognized and showcases filmmakers worldwide with a fantastic array of shorts and features. This year alone, the festival received over 300 submissions from independent filmmakers. We want to ensure representation from schools in our region.


The Youth Salon looks for submissions by youth under 22 years of age who are Latin American, have Latin American heritage, or identify as Latino/Latinx, and who has at least one of the following roles in the film’s making; writer, actor, director, producer, or editor. Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted.



Films (or excerpts) should not exceed 20 minutes.
Each film submitted should not be older than two years from the date of the Festival. Festival dates May 29 – June 5, 2022 

Please send all questions regarding submissions to the PHLAFF Youth Salon via email to

The Youth Salon submission is FREE.

Deadline for 2022 is May 6

Link to submit –

Our submission forms are also available on our website.


Roc Nation Summer Academy

JULY 11-15 | JULY 18-22 | JULY 25-29 | AUGUST 1-5
Join an elite cohort and study with world-renowned artists, athletes, and industry leaders at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.



After School Courses




Children’s Rights and Technology in the Digital Age

New pilot program called YouLead. YouLead is a *free* youth empowerment program aimed at teaching young people how to combat online mis- and disinformation. It will be an entirely virtual course, with live workshops, games, group time/projects, etc. The aim is to teach young leaders some of the technical skills they need, but also to provide a multi-cultural space for peer-to-peer learning. Participants will also be working on creating their own educational and awareness raising materials to spread within their communities.

For this project, we are working with IAmHere International, Sandra Cortesi from the Berkman Klein Center’s Youth and Media project, Tactical Tech’s mis- and disinformation team, and we’re reaching out to a few inspirational young activists to talk about how mis- and disinformation has impacted them.

How can someone apply?

Fill out the short application form before 6 February 2022:

We’ve just extended the deadline!

For more information, check out the YouLead website and our teaser video. We certainly need help in spreading the word, so don’t be shy and hit that FWD button!



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 Virtual Tours & Virtual Chat with Student Ambassadors:
Klein College of Media & Communication invites all interested high school students to join us for a virtual tour! We host virtual tours every weekday at 1 pm, but if that time doesn’t work for you – we’re happy to set up a 1:1 time with you and your parents to meet with our recruitment team! Visit  to learn more and to sign up.

Additionally, Klein College is now offering exclusive opportunities to connect directly with one of our fantastic student ambassadors. To sign up, students can simply send us an email at to schedule a 1:1 appointment with a current Klein College student. Please include your name and potential major, as well as any questions to share before your appointment is scheduled. We will then be in touch regarding which student will be on the call and confirm the appointment date and time.



The Urban Technology Project is now recruiting for our 2021-22 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, professionalism skills, earning a living stipend, gaining I.T. industry certifications, and more! Learn More