Miami, FL: YOUmedia Miami

YOUmedia Miami is a 21st century digital-media learning center for teens housed at the North Dade Regional Library. YOUmedia Miami builds on the role libraries play as places of innovation and exploration. YOUmedia Miami teaches teens to use technology to tell stories and engage with the world around them in powerful new ways. It is a creative learning environment that empowers teens by encouraging them to use professional-grade hardware and software to express themselves. Teens will create computer-based projects inspired by their own ideas including mixing music, designing video games, creating films and exploring the many possibilities afforded by today’s technology.

Miami Teens #ShareTheLove With Nonviolence Campaign and Concert

Seventeen-year-old Arbie Nickerson has a packed schedule. On top of producing music, working at a preschool, and finishing his sophomore year of high school, he also produces his own weekly radio show through an online platform called Spreaker.

But Nickerson took on another challenge last fall, when he joined a group of teens from YOUmedia Miami to grow an antiviolence campaign called #ShareTheLove. Read the rest »