BNN Youth Programming


Every year, hundreds of young people appear on BNN channels and website--in studio productions, in dozens of high school games and neighborhood parades covered with our mobile production truck and in many shows produced by members and by BNN, such as BNN News and Around Town. We also provide a variety of hands-on training opportunities designed for youth to create their own programming.  


YOUTH VOICES: In the BNN-TV Youth Voices Program, Boston teens receive training and get experience in television production, including studio production, digital field production and multimedia. They assist with the production of programs to share on Boston Neighborhood Network TV cable channels and website, creating content that addresses issues of concern, counters negative stereotypes, and promotes constructive youth activities and opportunities citywide. You can see some of our past programs here:

We're working on new Youth Voices programs and want to invite youth organizations to help us share more youth voices from all over the city. We also can help you get the word out about your organization. You could be part of future programs by submitting video, requesting a studio appearance in our professional TV studio, or sending us some info and images for a promotional graphic on our community message board. BNN-TV cable channels reach three-quarters of Boston households and our programs can be viewed anytime on the web, so this is a great way for youth and youth organizations to be seen and heard!

Submit Video: Do you have a video of activities at your youth organization you would like to share on BNN-TV and If you have a full show, we can help you schedule it in its entirety. If you have a video clip or segment, we would like to consider including it in a future Youth Voices show.  Please review these guidelines and let us know what video you would like to submit by emailing us at
BNN Youth Media Guidelines and Form 2.15.16.pdf

Record in Our TV Studio:
Do you have a group of youth that would like to be recorded in a professional TV studio for a Youth Voices TV show? Musical or dance performances? Dramatic skits, spoken word, panel discussions, demonstrations? Let us know your ideas and questions by emailing us at Please include:

  • Name of organization 
  • Brief description of youth activities 
  • Organization's website 
  • Contact person (Name, job title, phone and email) 
  • Idea for a BNN-TV Studio Appearance

Use Our Community Message Board:  
We can create a promotional graphic for you of upcoming events or info about your youth organization. Sample   Sportman Channel Slide[2].pdf  

  • Your message will be viewed between regular BNN programs throughout the day on both of our cable channels and website. All you have to do is send us the following in an email to
  • Include a 300 pixel, hi-resolution, full color original jpg, png or vector file of your organization logo.
  • Submit up to 3 photos, color or black and white, that may be included in your announcement. (Photos with a landscape orientation are preferred.)
  • Copy should be no more than 35 words, including a brief headline and a website or phone number where people can contact you for details.
  • Where (this takes place, the location of the event, etc. )
  • When (at least a month in the future) 
  • Event Description.
  • Contact Info.

We reserve the right to edit copy and select graphics. Please let us know if you have questions or ideas for future shows. We look forward to hearing from you!

YOUTH PSAs: We worked with Codman Academy Charter Public School to develop a series of PSAs directed toward Boston youth. This year students from the Codman Academy Charter Public School produced a series of thought-provoking public service announcements. These short video clips present various messages about youth issues that resonate with young people. Click to view PSAs.

CUSTOM MEDIA PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS: We provide special media production workshops in collaboration with youth organizations and schools. 

Youth Voices: Hear what young people have to say about issues relevant to their lives in this series of studio show discussions featuring short personal documentaries.

  • A Conversation About Discrimination and Bullying - Watch Here
  • A Conversation About Violence - Watch Here

  • A Conversation About Social and Cultural Impacts on the Community - Watch Here


 is a weekly live television series supported by Comcast, that provides homework help directly to Boston students. We produce the series from the Roxbury Community College studio with the help of RCC and Madison Park High School student crews. Middle and high school students call in or email ExtraHelp for assistance from teachers in math, science, language arts and reading. Learn more.

is produced in partnership with Boston City TV and Boston Public Schools. Dozens of programs each year showcase the talents of dedicated student-athletes and present action-packed high school games for sports fans to enjoy. Learn more.

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