MCM Youth Media Academy

MCM Youth Media Academy

The MCM Youth Media Academy is an out-of-school time program that offers media instruction and leadership training to youth aged 13-17 years-old. Taught by Montgomery Community Media professionals, using an Advancing Youth Development (AYD) framework, MCM Youth Media Academy is designed to engage youth in quality media instruction tailored to their age group. On Tuesdays, starting in February 2021, MCM Youth Media Academy participants engage in media training that revolves around editing, shooting, producing, and development. On Thursdays, youth work on producing the youth-hosted show ArtsEnPower which airs on cable-access television channel 21 on Mondays at 4:30 pm.

MCM Youth Media Academy meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 5 pmvia Zoom. The program fee is $200 for 8-weeks (Feb. 9, 2021 to April 1, 2021). (MCM members receive a $25 discount). Scholarships are available for those with financial needs. Homeschooled and Montgomery County public school students who participate in our media academy will be invited to earn their SSL hours working on ArtsEnPower.

Parents are invited to learn more about our summer youth program and the sign-up options for their children.

About this Event

MCM Summer Youth Media Academy applications open this month! If you are looking for a summer virtual camp experience for your young person that is interactive and engaging, look no further! Register for this free informational event where you can learn more about the Summer Youth Media Academy’s application process and the program highlights that make this summer camp a must-have experience.

Our MCM Youth Media Academy participants produce film projects, short media and television shows and some have been accepted into college film/media programs for the fall. Sign-up for this free informational today.


** If you are interested in our summer program but not available to attend this informational event, sign-up here to be notified when the application is live and we will send you the link to apply. Do not register for this March 17th event if you are unable to attend.

Check out MCM Youth Series, “ArtsEnPower”:

ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced tv series that focuses on the ways that creative people use their artistry to enhance their community. This show is produced by students ages 13-17 participating in MCM Youth Media Academy. ArtsEnPower airs on MCM cable television channel 21 on Mondays at 4:30 PM and “MCM’s YouTube channel.

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