Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative


This site is a resource to learn about Youth Media Programs and opportunities in Philadelphia. We hope the site will be useful to young people who are interested in gaining media production skills as well as teachers, parents and program providers who want to learn more about youth media in Philadelphia.
You can explore the Events and Opportunities sections and see a sample of Youth produced media work. If you are interested in contributing or learning more, Contact us! We currently have general meetings each month. We are always looking to expand our network, so we hope to hear from you!

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    2014 Upcoming Meeting Dates and Locations:

    Each Month a different PYMC organization will host the monthly general meeting. 45 mins will be focused on a particular topic, in a peer to peer style presentation or activity. The rest of the meeting will focus on planning PYMC programs and offer time for general updates and networking opportunities. Meetings are open to anyone interested in youth media.
    • January 14, 10-11:30am.  Center for Media and Information Literacy & POPPYN - Temple University. Room TBD. Meeting Topic: Integrating Media Literacy concepts into your youth media program.
    • February 11, 10-11:30am. Free Library. 1901 Vine Street. Meeting Room 118 (west corridor). Meeting Topic:  Maker Activities. A hands on session to learn how you can incorporate 'Maker' tools into your youth media programs.
    • March 11, 10-11:30am. Philadelphia Student Union. 4205 Chestnut Street. Meeting Topic: How to integrate social justice into media work
    • April 15, 10-11:30am.  YES Philly. 1231 N. Broad Street. Meeting Topic: TBD
    • May 13, 10-11:30am. Girls Rock Philly. 1867 Frankford Ave. Meeting Topic: TBD
    • July 15,  10-11:30am. PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St. Meeting Topic: Building a Shared Staffing Model for PYMC
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    Events on August 6, 2014
    Events on August 7, 2014
    • NAMAC/ACM Conference

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, August 9, 2014

      Location: The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


    Events on August 8, 2014
    • NAMAC/ACM Conference

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, August 9, 2014

      Location: The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


    Events on August 15, 2014
    • AAI: Family Style Open Mic

      Starts: 6:30 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, August 15, 2014

      Location: 1219 Vine Street • Philadelphia, PA 19107 • 215.557.0455

      Description: Family Style Open Mic
      3rd Fridays of the month
      Doors open at 6:45pm / Open mic starts at 7:30pm
      Admission: $5-10 Sliding Scale

      Hosted by spoken word duo Yellow Rage, our monthly open mic series invites the sharing of stories, song, dance, poetry among Asian Americans and extended “family” from all communities and cultures. In Spring 2012, we’re continuing to host a pre-show reception with food and drink generously donated by local restaurants. The pre-show reception is FREE for all open mic guests!

      Want to take the stage? Sign up for a 5-minute open mic spot here!

    Events on August 16, 2014
    • PYPM:Youth Night Open Mic and Slam

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 11:00 pm, August 16, 2014

      Location: The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street

      Description: Saturday, November 17, 2012
      06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

      Every 3rd Saturday of the month PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their work in a safe, uncensored environment.

      Teens who participate in the slams earn points to qualify for the PYPM Slam Team, which competes at annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival and Slam held in various cities across the U.S with over 50 other youth poetry teams from around the world.

      Interested in slamming or signing up for the open mic? See Slam Rules/Schedule, and Registration for full details.

      Time: 6PM sharp (doors open at 5:45PM)

      Location: The Rotunda (40th and Walnut)
      Admission: $10 adults, $7 youth and students ($5 for students who attend workshop earlier that day)
      Name: Perry Divirgilio
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