Youth Media Programs
The goal of SMC’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.
SMC 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.
We aim to be inclusive and responsive to the needs of young people in our community, and provide all of our programming at a sliding scale in order to be accessible to all of our cities’ residents. We also strive to be a safer space for youth, and actively wish to recruit LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color, low-income youth, and youth with disabilities. We run year round youth programming, including after school programs, vacation camp, and summer programs. For more information on our Youth Media program, please contact Heather McCormack, Youth Media Director, at [email protected]
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.