Each spring in St.
Paul, thousands of young people participate in a
tradition that marks their passage into adulthood and celebrates the successful completion of
their secondary educations- graduation. Many walk across the stage of the Roy
The Set It Up crew recently celebrated a successful year of
fun and great teen-produced tv with an afternoon picnic at Indian Mounds park.
The eight teen producers, along with SPNN Youth staff, volunteers, and friends grilled
burgers, played board games, took group photos, kicked a soccer ball around, hung
out with Kevin’s dog, and enjoyed one another’s company as the school year came
The Youth Action Committee (YAC) held their last meeting of the 2011-12 school-year at SPNN at the end of May. At this meeting, the group bonded over a great year of creative projects, film and video festivals, hard work and friendship.
Throughout the CTEP program year, members participate in two retreats-one in the Fall and one in the Spring. For our CTEP's Spring overnight retreat we headed to the fresh outdoors! Member carpooled from the Twin Cities Metro area and arrived at Philadelphia Farms, located in beautiful Osceola, WI on June 1st.
If you’re an Access producer, you know how much work
creating your show can be. But once you’ve finally completed your program and
turned it in to SPNN, you’re faced with another question- how can you make sure
anyone tunes in? There are many inexpensive ways to market your projects, but
how can you maximize their potential?
We are pleased to announce that SPNN Youth has
received a $20,000 grant from Youthprise, to continue our award winning
out-of-school time media programs for youth. Youthprise awarded 101 grants
totaling $2.1 million to Twin Cities’ organizations serving youth for
out-of-school time programming.
The SPNN Youth Open Lab held another workshop on Friday, May 11th, 2012. This month's workshop focused on Public Service Announcements and was held at Dayton's Bluff Library. A SPNN staff member and a peer mentor led this two-hour workshop on what a PSA is, what issues they explore, and how to make one.
On May 18th, SPNN Youth hit the road and crossed the cities to attend the 2012 .EDU Film Fest at St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis. Two pieces produced at SPNN screened at the festival, which is the only school-sponsored, statewide, student film festival in the state of Minnesota. Three producers from SPNN Youth had work represented in the festival, two of which were from the first episode of this season of Set It Up...
After spending countless hours planning,
producing, and editing your project you want everyone in the world to see your
production, right? All you have to do is turn it in to SPNN and all
55,000 subscribers will naturally tune in and watch. Well, not quite-
marketing your program also takes work. It is a continual process of
getting the word out to your family, friends, and supporters that your show is
on, when it is on, and how they can watch it.
SPNN saluted our community at our Annual
Meeting on May 8 at our studios in downtown St. Paul. Each year, we wrap up our
fiscal year by giving an update on our progress as a non-profit, and thanking the
people who made the year special. This year, we had plenty to be thankful for: a successful financial year; expanded staffing; a new logo, website
and newsletter; increased outreach; and new programs, like Doc U and the Market
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network is a community media center. SPNN empowers people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice and build common understanding. We operate five channels on the Comcast cable system and reach over 55,000 cable households in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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