Youth Projects

Check out youth-produced videos. Some are made in-house, others are produced independently. Submit your own videos and have them watched here and on TV!

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Congrats to the Youth WAVE Award Finalists!

Sara Bennett - January 10, 2019

Three of our youth programs have been selected as finalists for the WAVE Awards.  Good luck to those shows, and we hope you win! Check them out here: Sports Coverage-Youth MC Sports: Palo Alto vs Gunn, Boys Varsity Basketball Producer: Sara Bennett Talk Show-Youth MC Youth Presents-Young Political Activists Pt. 1 Producers: Jesse Norfleet, Carla Read More…

Menlo-Atherton Football Highlights!

Sara Bennett - December 13, 2018

The fall sports season has been a blast, with M-A Football going to the state championships!  Check out some of the highlights of their season, as well as some of our MC Sports coverage.

Studio Production Class Q&A with Teens

Elliot Margolies - November 27, 2018

By Eva Barrows Midpen Media Center’s recent studio production class took a simple idea, talking to a panel of teenagers, and turned it into an engaging half-hour of television. During the studio production class, students learned how to use equipment including cameras, audio board, and switcher while also learning key crew positions like producer and Read More…

Campers Practice Sports   Broadcasting Skills

Elliot Margolies - August 1, 2018

By Eva Barrows Does a career in sports broadcasting sound cool? Kids in the Midpen Media Center’s Sports Camp learn the skills it takes to become pro sports broadcasters. They learn everything from how to dissect games with play-by-play commentary and how to follow the action of a game through the camera lens. Our brand Read More…

Girl Scouts Establish Drinking Straw Awareness Month

Elliot Margolies - April 27, 2018

By Eva Barrows Girl Scout Troop 60016 is committed to saving the ocean one plastic straw at a time. The girls are getting the word out about the destructiveness of plastic waste in the world’s oceans through their “This is the Last Straw!” initiative. The troop of twelve 5th graders presented their case against single-use Read More…

Sports PSA

Elliot Margolies - November 15, 2013

The Winter 2015 MC Sports program is underway!  We’re looking for youth interested in developing their television and broadcast skills for the winter and spring seasons!  Contact:  chuck@midpenmedia.org for more info. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhvQRdih0BY

Soccer Game – Gunn vs. Los Altos

Elliot Margolies -

Wes Rapaport and Grant Raffel announce the MC Sports Gunn Girls Soccer vs Los Gatos game on 1-11-13. Youth-led, youth-driven MC Sports program produced by the Media Center in Palo Alto.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL7mxJElF4vghsB8h5zVeIQopJVM8bZKE9&v=Taqdlip9Yc0  

Highlights of the Youth Video Corps Trip to DC

Elliot Margolies -

Youth Video Corps hits the big time at the Presidential Inauguration in January 2013. The group of five teens along with Media Center staff produced some videos for the Mayor of Palo Alto, California and wound up getting invited to Washington DC.  

YAC Squeaky Clean

Elliot Margolies -

2012-2013 YAC produce part one in their two part soap opera series, Squeaky Clean. A YAC original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7DnJxzY-SA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUHe7IC2uACfK4w7Aaza12dg

MC Youth Presents

nod_user - September 17, 2013

The Midpen Media Center’s Youth Interns produce everything from community news and public affairs to local youth sports and talent shows as they perfect their video production chops.  They also get to produce their own youth film festival.  And get this –  you can earn community service credit by volunteering as a crew member to help Read More…