Teen TV is a summer intensive media literacy and media production workshop that is
part of HOME's Media Lab Partner-ship with public schools that includes Brighton High School, English High School,
and the Social Justice Academy. The Teen TV television show is written, filmed, produced and edited by Boston area teens,
and airs on local cable stations an online at blip.tv.
2008 marked the third year of Teen TV and was hosted by English High School in Jamaica Plain. Previous workshops were hosted by BNN (Boston Neighborhood Network). Three new shows were produced which featured local organizations, most of which work with teens, that are making a positive difference in the community. Among these were East Boston based Zumix, which empowers youth through music, the Food Project, which brings teenagers from the city and the suburbs together to grow locally produced fresh food for the community, and Youth Build Boston, which trains Boston youth in carpentry whilst developing good affordable housing for low income residents.
To view the show got to our EPISODES page or check out our Blip channel at http://teentvboston.blip.tv.
Support for the Teen TV summer intensive is provided by the Boston
R.O.C.K.S. Program with additional support from the Boston Youth Fund, the
Boston Private Industry Council and the Summer Scholars program of John
Hancock Insurance Company and the Boston Globe.
Support for the Media Lab Partnerships is provided by The Boston Foundation,
Adobe Foundation Fund, the Church Home Society, the Dola Hamilton Stemberg
Foundation, The Catherine S. England Fund, The Fuller Foundation, and
Public Action for the Arts.