Youth Media Education

Open Media Generation is a free, weekly after-school program for Denver Metro youth ages 11-18 and young adults ages 19-21 are welcome to join as peer leaders.

Join now for free! Parents and guardians please email ann@openmediafoundation.org to schedule a tour and get your child enrolled right away! Please submit this Consent and Release form to us as soon as possible to get your child enrolled in the program. Call Ann at 720-222-0160, extension 203 or e-mail ann@openmediafoundation.org with any questions.

Open Media Generation is held in the TV studios at Denver Open Media on 700 Kalamath on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 6:30. We will also we need your consent to have your youth involved in OMG! 

The program is designed to involve students in community activism, organizing and social justice issues while learning to powerfully use video and new media production skills. Each month, Open Media Generation produces Open Media Generation Presents for Denver Open Media - Denver's Public Access Television Station. Open Media Generation Presents is a live studio production that incorporates studio interviews, short video segments that the youth produce in advance and PSAs related to the show's topic.

Each month, one team (6-8 youth) chooses a topic they want to explore. With each episode the youth alternate between the roles of director, producer, host, audio, camera, floor manager and technical director. The teams flush out their ideas with pre-production worksheets that help to lay out a script and rundown for the live broadcast.

Youth expand on the chosen topic with research and look for local experts in business, nonprofit organizations, community groups or schools that engage youth around the chosen topic. Once they locate appropriate youth and adult interview subjects, they book them for the live show. They decide what type of footage is needed from the field, either "voice of the people" street interviews, on-site footage of interviewees, PSAs or interviews with additional youth or organizations. All field footage is edited in order to be incorporated into the live show and to add another conversational dimension to the live studio interviews.

If you know of a non-profit that engages youth and you think it would make a good story please contact us at the above phone/email or at OMG@openmediafoundation.org.

CHECK OUT PAST SHOWS: at Denver Open Media's website (denveropenmedia.org/project/spotlight-students-sos) or on Comcast TV channels (56, 57, 219).

Non-profits featured in past shows:

  1. Groundworks Denver
  2. COLORLatina
  3. Colorado Progressive Coalition
  4. Rainbow Alley
  5. DPS
  6. Denver Health Step Program
  7. DAYS - Denver Area Youth Services
  8. Brother Jeff's Cultural Center
  9. DU students
  10. Padres Unidos
  11. Urban Peak
  12. Denver's Road Home
  13. New Era Colorado
  14. COPIRG
  15. Blue and Yellow Logic
  16. Art from Ashes
  17. Shadow Theater
  18. Art Street
  19. Let Us Rise
  20. MOP
  21. Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership of Colorado Member
  22. Safe City Youth Leadership Team Co-Chair
  23. Bold Leaders/Critical Mass Leadership
  24. East HS - Patriots for Change
  25. Planned Parenthood
  26. Career Education Center
  27. Grow Haus
  28. Denver Health and Human Services - CSE