Youth Opportunities

Find  current youth media opportunities in the Twin Cities. SPNN Youth loves volunteers! For more information about volunteering or helping with one of our programs, please contact Nicola Pine at

Cultivating Stage Presence Workshop for Teens

Saturday, November 22


Free but registration is required

This workshop will share practical tips, tactics and tools for overcoming stage fright, projecting your voice, controlling your body on stage, tapping into your natural emotions and personality, and more. All experience levels are welcome!
Taught by Guante. For teens ages 12 and up.

Register here


SPNN Youth Intern Program 2014

The SPNN Summer Youth Intern Program is an intensive paid training program where St. Paul teens work together to make meaningful media about community issues. This program provides young people entering grades 9-12 with hands-on media production experience. Interns learn camera operation, interviewing, and digital editing to create their own short documentary videos. Watch this video to see some of the fun interns had last year.


SOL- SPNN Youth Open Lab is back!

SOL is starting back up! If you have been wanting to make a independent media project, but have't found a place where you could do such a thing? Well come in on Monday's from 3-6pm, and come make your project. If you cant think of a project to work on, but you want to come hang out to get your creative juices flowing with the other awesome events that are going on during SOL.

Every Monday, 3-6pm: Open Lab Time

Come make a media project of your choice.
Video, photography, music, animation... it’s up to you!


Spoken Word Workshop- Intermedia Arts

Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 5, 7, 12, and 14 | 6-7:30PM
$9 - 24 Sliding Scale Tuition | FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

UVideo Contest from the Minnesota Health Department

The Minnesota Health Department challenges youth to produce Public Service Announcements about the dangers of tanning beds.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is challenging high school students to make short videos about the dangers of tanning and the risk of skin cancer. The UVideo Challenge is a fun project that can help high school students think about tanning for what it is – damaged skin.


ClubMedia from IFP Minnesota

Beginning Oct. 11, young Twin Cities filmmakers have another chance to meet up, share their work, network and have fun the second Friday of every month at ClubMedia.
Here's the plan:
October 11, November 8, December 13
5-6 pm pizza and social hour.  After all, it's a Friday night!

Fall 2013 CreaTech Workshop Schedule

We have iPads, video cameras, photo cameras and laptops that are set up for you to come in to create fun videos. On a weekly basis, we will work on mini projects. By the end of each workshop, you will have a finished short video to share. Appropriate for ages 12-18 years old. 


Asian Media Access Youth Media Camp


Asian Media Access is holding its annual Youth Media Camp! This year's camp will take place at the Girl Scouts Camp Elk River this year.

Click here for an introduction and application package for ANY YOUTH (Ages 13-18) who may be interested in participating in the 20th Annual Youth Media and Leadership Camp.
This is a FREE 4 day 3 overnight camp that will focus on the media arts and leadership training that will run from October 17 - 20.

Set It Up 2013-2014 Now Accepting Applications!

Set It Up is a teen-produced TV show exploring issues affecting teens in St. Paul. For each episode, the crew selects a topic that they want to explore in a magazine-style show. Each crew member or team of crew members then produces a segment related to that topic. Set It Up is a great way to get to know new people and learn a new skill set while exploring your community.


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