The goal of SCATV’s Youth Program is to empower the next generation of young people to be critical and creative producers who use the power of media to serve as active agents of change in their communities. SCATV offers a number of developmentally appropriate youth programming for youth of all ages, including targeted intensive workshops, strategic community partnerships with youth-serving agencies, teen internships, movie nights, field trips, and more.
ONGOING YOUTH MEDIA PROGRAMMING
Makerspace Mondays: Registration is NOW OPEN! Click to open application.
Makerspace Mondays is a drop-in media maker lab in which youth will be trained on our studio equipment through structured workshops at the beginning of the year, which will gradually become more youth-driven. Once youth have displayed competency with our equipment, they will then be able to work on their own individual or collaborative passion projects with staff support.
Please note that this year’s program is separated into two sessions. The 3-5pm time block will be for youth in grades 3-6 (this session is FULL and further signups will be waitlisted) and we are introducing a new 5-7pm time block for youth in 7th grade and up (there are two spots remaining). This will allow us to accommodate more youth and specialize content based on age groups.
The cost for the program is $65 per year which is good for the entire school year, and means they can attend as many sessions as they would like. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about any of our programs, please contact Heather McCormack at email@example.com or 617-628-8826. Thanks so much!
Workshop Wednesdays: Registration for all programming is NOW OPEN! Click to open application.
Workshop Wednesday classes teach specific media production skills, from audio and music production, to TV production, to stop motion animation and more. These workshops welcome all youth age 8+, regardless of ability or experience (except for the Media for Social change class, which is for middle and high school students).
This year, thanks to the helpful feedback of parents, we will be INCLUDING SPS HALF DAYS in our programming. That means every Wednesday in which there is a scheduled half day, we will open directly after school for programming. Thus, there are a few programs which run only 5 weeks (due to multiple half days), please make sure to read the dates carefully. Most programs will still run for 6 weeks.
We will be having our SECOND Disasterpiece of the year this upcoming Thursday, November 16th, from 5-7pm. This month’s movie will be a collection of various religious videos for kids compiled by SMC teen intern Owen Hughes. While the content is appropriate for all ages, we actively make fun of the flicks throughout the screening, so some little ones might not get what all the excitement’s about. Parents are, as always, welcome to join in the fun as well.
Disasterpiece Theater is always held on the third Thursday of the month (barring extenuating circumstances). Please see the attached poster for a list of the Disasterpiece dates for the year!
2017-2018 Workshop Wednesday Schedule
Do you like bad movies? Like really, really, REALLY bad movies? Join a tribe of similarly snarky trash lovers every month for our brand new bad movie series, Disasterpiece Theater 3000 Jr. In the vein of Mystery Science Theater, youth will provide live commentary while watching terrible films. Monthly screenings will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 5:00-7:00 in the SCATV Main Studio. This movie night is totally free and includes pizza!
CIT Program (NEW!)
The CIT (or Counselor in Training) program is a new opportunity for youth who have participated in our youth media programming and wish to take on an additional leadership role. Interested youth may apply if:
- They are at least 13 years old
- They have taken at least one of our youth programs before
- They have a passion for media production and mentoring younger youth
Youth will individually apply to be a CIT for the program of their choice, and I will follow up with applicants to arrange a low-pressure interview once their application is recieved.
Youth who successfully complete the CIT program will gain additional SMC privileges, for example if they help with the “TV Production” class, they will be able to work on their own TV production projects in studio.
There is no cost for the CIT program, but spots are limited.
Past SCATV Youth Classes
Intro to Animation: August 8th – August 12th from 9am-3pm. Ages 8-12. Instructor: Isabella Deslandes. Are you fascinated with movies like Coraline, Nightmare before Christmas, and ParaNorman? In this class you will create, film, edit and present your own stop-motion animation short that will be screened on SCATV. Use unconventional materials to make characters that will tell a unique and creative story.
UNews: Discover your inner journalist! Learn from real TV anchors how to make a news show from start to finish. Conduct interviews, investigate issues that matter, and write, host, produce and film your very own news show that will be screened on SCATV Channel 3.Teen Movie Maker Space: Make movie magic this summer with SCATV and Parts and Crafts. Learn the art of film production, from writing to camera work to editing, while collaborating with your peers to create your very own movie. Finally, present your masterpiece at a community showcase with an audience of your peers, parents, and other community filmmakers.
SCATV Youth Media Playlist