• Teaching essential skills to
    empower smart, safe media choices

What’s New & Noteworthy at Media Power Youth

Students Do More Than Listen with Behind the Lyrics Workshop

Most of us listen to music every day, whether we’re using streaming music online or still spinning records at home. Music gives us a soundtrack to our lives, helps us process emotions, and can even help us focus or sleep, but how much are we paying attention to what music is saying behind the lyrics?


Create a Music Video with Media Power Youth!

Media Power Youth is excited to launch a lip-sync music video project to celebrate the Youth Enrichment Partnership! The purpose of this video is to show students that they can be hopeful, resilient, and creative even in times like these. New Hampshire youth attending programs at participating agencies, their families, and staff are all welcome to participate in this project. The project will allow staff and students to make a lip-sync or dance video for a segment of the song. These segments will then be edited together into one cohesive music video. This video can continue on as an example of the community we have built through the partnership and our ideals as organizations.  KEEP READING

Teachers Helping Teachers in the “New Normal”

By Susan O’Neil, Board Member of Media Power Youth

Everywhere we look people are writing and talking about reopening our country, restarting our economy, and getting back to normal.  Certainly, teachers and students are living a new normal; teaching and learning in the digital space.  We’re witnessing our educational professionals rise to meet new challenges, as they and their students work hard to learn how to use technology in new ways.   KEEP READING

Screen-Free Ways to Explore Indoors

With students’ learning going digital, and friends and family shifting to video chats versus in-person hangouts, it can be difficult to manage our screentime. Even our libraries are providing e-books and e-resources. When we look at screens for extended periods of time, it can affect our quality of sleep. Depending on what the content is, it can also increase our anxiety and tire out our brain. So how do you keep you and your family entertained without switching on the TV or pulling out the iPad? KEEP READING

Staying Connected: Digital Tools for Social Distancing

Social distancing, or keeping distance from other people to slow the spread of infection, has become the new normal. However, as we physically distance ourselves, we can employ digital tools to stay connected from afar. Here are some of the ways you can use your phone, tablet, and computer to reach out to friends and loved ones. KEEP READING

Online Learning with Early Elementary Students

We are lucky that we live in a time when access to technology is enabling schools to continue to offer educational opportunities during a health crisis such as COVID-19, but now children as young as 5 are being asked to learn from online learning plans with little preparation. This is putting parents and educators on the spot to quickly switch to a new model of learning for their kids. Here are some ideas for smoother online learning for early elementary students. KEEP READING

Solace in the (Virtual) Stacks: Making the Most of Your Library’s Digital Resources

Libraries have long been a haven for children and families to find not only their next great read, but to get magazines, audiobooks, programming, and even movies and DVDs. Though most libraries have closed their doors to keep their patrons healthy during the current COVID-19 outbreak, there are many ways to access library materials digitally, and they are easier to use than you think! KEEP READING

On-Demand Webinar: How to Lead Conversations About Media Consumption

Media, from video games and commercials to movies and social media, has an enormous influence on students’ behavior, thoughts, and health and well being. Educators see its impact every day in the classroom. How do we teach our students to become knowledgeable and responsible consumers and creators of media in today’s digital world? KEEP READING

MPY Welcomes Heather Inyart as Executive Director


Media Power Youth, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit that empowers young people to lead safe, healthy lives through smart use of media, has announced that Heather Inyart has joined the organization as executive director, succeeding Rona Zlokower who is retiring after 18 years as its leader and founder.


NAMLE Partner Spotlight on Media Power Youth

Media Power Youth was featured by NAMLE as an organizational partner. Check out this interview with Media Power Youth’s former Executive Director, Rona Zlowker.