YL logoThe CTV Teens Young Lenses program works to create short-term, intensive media literacy workshops for young people ages 11-14. Through active and collaborative deconstruction of mainstream media, coupled with the creation of their own issue-inspired media, students explore issues of popular representation, stereotypes, identity and empowerment.

The program begins with a screening of a film meant to inspire a conversation between participants, parents, and CTV Teens staff. Parents are encouraged to attend the screening with their child(ren) if able. Participants then receive media literacy and basic camera training through hands-on instruction. Themes and issues presented in the documentary will be discussed as participants work through the production process to create original videos. Examples of projects include PSAs, six word memoirs, video poems and commercial parodies. Snacks and fun provided.

The program ends with a public screening of the final projects. Parents are again strongly encouraged to attend and to continue the dialogue with their child(ren) after the program ends.

Young Lenses videos air on CTV Channel 15, which can be seen by Comcast cable-subscribers within CTV’s nine cities: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville and St. Anthony. Videos will also be shared online and with other community television organizations. Exceptional work will be submitted to youth film festivals and contests throughout the country. Click here to view our Young Lenses YouTube playlist!

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If you are interested in bringing the Young Lenses media program to your organization, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 651-792-7531. We have the capacity to host this program in a variety of formats and the flexibility to work within your youth organization's current programming schedule. Here are some Young Lenses modules we offer:

GIRLS IN FOCUS

In partnership with the Ramsey County Libraries, Young Lenses: Girls In Focus offers a fun and inspirational media-making experience to girls ages 11-14. The program begins with a screening of Miss Representation, a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom that “exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.” Please be advised that Miss Representation is a critical discussion on the way women are portrayed in the media and includes imagery related to issues such as domestic violence and abuse. This program encourages girls to examine the representations of women in mainstream media, to connect with other young women and to explore storytelling through video production.

BOYS IN FOCUS

In partnership with the Ramsey County Libraries, Young Lenses: Boys In Focus offers a fun and inspirational media-making experience to boys ages 11-14. The program begins with a screening of The Mask You Live In, a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom that “follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.” This program encourages boys to think more critically about the representations of masculinity in mainstream media, engage in real dialogue about those themes and to explore storytelling through video production.


YOUNG LENSES IS COMING TO THE ROSEVILLE LIBRARY!

March 6-11, CTV will be bringing Girls In Focus and Boys In Focus to the Roseville Library.

Interested? Click here to register!

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY SATURDAY
  5pm-8pm 1pm-5pm 2pm-3pm
GIRLS IN FOCUS

               Screening of                Miss Representation

Young Lenses Workshop Screening of Youth-created work
BOYS IN FOCUS

                Screening of                   The Mask You Live In*

Young Lenses Workshop

 *Monday's screening of The Mask You Live In will take place at CTV North Suburbs. All other screenings and workshops take place at Roseville Library.

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR YOUNG LENSES @ ROSEVILLE LIBRARY IS FEBRUARY 17TH AT 4:00PM

 


 

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The North Suburban Access Corporation (NSAC), CTV, is a nonprofit organization that provides community media for nine cities:
Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville and St. Anthony.


2670 Arthur Street | Roseville, MN 55113 | 651-792-7531 | teens@ctvnorthsuburbs.org

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