My name is Hailey Hao, the Educational Access Coordinator at MATV. I oversee the operation of the Educational Channel and all the youth programs at MATV.
Youth are a very important part of MATV! Through our in-house and outreach programs, you can learn to use digital media to tell stories and to communicate about the things you care about. MATV is your place to be creative, to find your passion and to express yourself. It’s my honor to be here to help you and to be a part of your exciting journey!
In order to take any class at MATV, you must become a member first. Annual youth membership fee is $10 per year. Youth members have access to our video cameras and digital studio complete with graphics system, full lighting, audio board, and set props; as well as our post-production studio including editing software Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, GarageBand and more. You can download the the class schedule on the right and sign up for a classs by submitting the Youth Class Registration below.
We encourage youth to volunteer or intern at MATV. We believe hands-on experience inspires learning and makes one better prepared for their future. Application forms are available for download on the right.
We also welcome high school students to apply to be a guest youth teacher at MATV. If you have media related skills that you would like to teach at MATV, please email me your class proposal, available for download on the right.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by emailing at email@example.com or to call at 781-321-6400. We look forward to getting to know you and working with you!
Below is a list of our various youth training programs. To sign up for a class, scroll down to the Youth Class Registration and submit it online. You will be contacted about payment information.
SALSA Kids Video Club
SALSA Kids Video Club is an ongoing after-school program at MATV. SALSA stands for Super Awesome Local Student Artists. It was created by 10 year old MATV youth member Susan Cao in 2010. Upon Susan’s request, MATV has been hosting the club since she moved away to Chicago in 2011. Participants will learn basic camerawork, directing, improvisation, script writing and acting to create videos. Each SALSA session has 4 classes.
2-4pm, Mondays and Wednesdays, July 1, 3, 8 and 10.
Fee: $20 Taught by Maya Cohen, Youth Instructor
Kids Video Adventure Workshop (KVA) Summer Program
KVA is a multiple award-winning summer program. Participants learn camerawork, sound-recording, directing and use of the studio control room to create their final project. They will learn scriptwriting, set design, prop-making, and how to act in front of the camera. A red carpet premiere will be held for friends and family when the final video is edited. Please see the details of this program in the brochure.
Age: 9 – 14
Cost: $175 (Siblings get $25 discount per child. Scholarships for financial hardship are available. To apply, please submit a copy of your 1040 tax return. )
8:30am-1pm, Monday-Friday, August 5-9 and 12-16
Taught by Ron Cox, MATV Executive Director and Hailey Hao, MATV Educational Access Coordinator
Spaces are limited and applications will be reviewed and accepted based on a number of considerations (including having a balanced number of boys/girls, age ranges, and first-time vs. experienced participants for the workshop). Once an application is accepted, the families will be contacted and the $75 deposit will be cashed. And the balance should be paid by Monday, July 15th.
To apply for the program, please submit the online registration from below and stop by at MATV with a deposit of $75.