MTN wants to thank the Best Buy Foundation for a generous grant of $20,000 grant for the Hispanic Youth Media Training Program. The program trained 14 Hispanic teens to learn experiment and collaborate with technology and learn skills to help them explore careers in media arts.  MTN is committed to serving underrepresented population. We hired Edwardo Eduardo Bernal a long-time media maker who divides his time between his native Columbia and Minneapolis, MN. Bernal has acted as production staff for more than 10 years on various MTN productions. Bernal is a talented media maker and patient instructor; who developed a curriculum that taught an in-depth media production course. Students earned an equipment users certification and will continue to have access to MTN studios and equipment. The teens produced several media clips including a final production video.



About MTN Youth Programs

Since 1987, MTN has provided media production and literacy training for young people in grades K-12. Our youth media programs provide students the freedom to find and express their own voice, as well as the critical thinking skills necessary to use that voice responsibly in their community. At the core of all MTNYouth work are the concepts of freedom of expression, community organizing, and media literacy. Students learn media production tools in partnership with local artists, organizations, and institutions that help build professional networks and provide community context for youth work. MTNYouth participants are active citizens, empowered to create unique media that reflects their community, personality, and reality. Youth over 16 are also welcome to become regular members at MTN, utilizing our services at their own pace and for their own Public Access projects. 


MTN works collaboratively with schools, artists, and local organizations to develop short and long term media education for youth. Our programs are often designed specifically to meet the needs of particular communities, and occur on or off-site.


MTN also offers compelling internships through the Step-Up Achieve program during the summer months; Step Up interns work on production jobs for MTN and individual creative projects, building their media and job skills while earning a wage.  


Youth who have participated in MTNYouth programing are also able to apply for periodic paid freelance work through MTN's production services department. If you would like to hire MTNYouth to document your organization, club, or event, please contact Eboun, in MTN's Production Services Department, at!


MTN is a proud member of the Twin Cities Youth Media Network (TCYMN). You can watch The TCYMN Show, full of youth media from across the metro and suburbs, on MTN Channel 17, Thursdays at 3:30. 






Contact the MTN Youth Department     612-331-8575 ext 301