Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative


WHYY Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons

May 3, 2012 by admin in Members

“The Public Media Commons offers creative engagement in a professional environment, drawing on WHYY’s 50 years of production experience to help the community tell its own stories through digital media.”


WHYY Afterschool offers free hands-on training in documentary production, studio production and radio production for teens, grades 10-12. We run two 15-week semesters each year. Classes run M/W and T/Th from 4:00-6:00PM. WHYY Young Journalists Summer Camp and WHYY Film Academy are intensive summer production experiences for area teens. The after-school programs are free. Scholarships are available for summer camps.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons

at WHYY puts the power of media in the hands of anyone with a story to tell and helps all of us become more discerning

media consumers. We serve youth through after-school video and audio production programs, journalism and film production summer camps, hands-on field trips, and indirectly through teacher professional development.

Sample of student work:

Produced by students of WHYY’s Public Media Commons: Victoria Lomax, Daniel Martin, Ashley Morales, Andre Reed): This documentary explores what it means to be an adult as teenagers begin to mature and prepare for adulthood. Watch Adulthood on PBS. See more from Public Media Commons.

Location: 150 N. Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact: Craig Santoro, Director of Media Instruction
Phone: 215-351-3318

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