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News from the Youth Department

A new CTEP service year brings hellos and goodbyes

Outgoing CTEP member Joua (left) and incoming member Emily (right) pose for a photo at the 2012 TCYMN Youth Media Summit
The Community Technology Empowerment Program (CTEP) AmeriCorps program at SPNN not only broadens our general programming reach in the Twin Cities metro area, it also enriches our day to day experience at our home office when a new SPNN Youth CTEP member joins the staff each year. Fall is the time when we celebrate the service contributions of our outgoing CTEP member and prepare a warm welcome for our new addition. In August, we bade farewell to outgoing CTEP member Joua Lee. Before parting ways, Joua wrote a final message to the organization about her experience...

Youth Interns celebrate the end of a great summer

Amid a jungle of balloons, streamers, and their own personal walk of fame, the 2012 SPNN Youth Interns welcomed their family and friends to their Hollywood premiere-themed final documentary screening at the Galtier Cinema in downtown St. Paul. This year's interns were the first to have their pieces shown in a real movie theater, so naturally there was some excitement about the event. They made ticket shaped programs to hand out to the guests. They pasted photos of their faces on colorful cutouts of stars.

Munchies, Movies, & Music takes over Mears Park

Enjoying some hula hooping before the videos began.

by Andrew Lonnes, SPNN Youth intern

On August 13th at Mears Park, SPNN’s Youth Action committee (YAC) hosted a fantastic event, Munchies, Music, and Movies: An SPNN Youth Film Festival. The festival had a lot of fun activities: live music, food, yard games, and a video reel. There were about 150 people that passed through or stayed for the whole festival.


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