Brookline Interactive Group

Youth Media Education

Join our free out-of-school programs for youth ages 10-18. The process is youth-driven, with mentoring and support from BIG staff. The youth choose the topics, develop the scripts, conduct interviews, shoot and edit videos, and crew productions in order to tell stories and showcase youth.   

Our interactive curricula includes foundations in storytelling, technical skills for media production, and “soft” skills such as communication, listening, organization, public speaking, presentation of ideas, and professional demeanor. While youth take part in this program based on their passion for media creation, the benefits extend beyond the technical and include important skills and experiences that will be essential in their transition to the world of work.

The Arts2Work: Youth Media Job Training Program provides three options for engagement. The foundational levels are rooted in a successful out-of-school program through a deliberate process of skill-building and personal development. As youth develop they are able to take a deeper dive to focus on job training and skills, communication techniques and transition to adulthood. 


The most engaged youth will have opportunities for more in depth para-professional development and workplace experiences. These paid-work experiences will hone their skills, solidify their confidence, and grow their resume.

We hire youth to be mentored by professional staff at BIG and pay an hourly wage for 50-60 hours over the summer to create additional video content. Giving youth real-world experience, we base the selection on a traditional job-search process, including application and interview, to take part in a semester-long apprentice program. Through this paid apprenticeship experience they will gain valuable job readiness skills: communication, time-management, attention to detail, and follow-through.

Skill-development includes pre-production and planning, cameras, lighting, sound, filming techniques, post-production techniques, graphic design, and the art of story-telling. As participants gain more experience and confidence with their skills, they will be called upon to mentor the newcomers and less-experienced youth. 

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Sportscasting Summer Session

One of the latest youth media creations of BIG is a Sportscasting Summer training program. This program is open to all 8th – 12th graders interested in growing their sports journalism muscles, and contributing to Brookline’s town pride in all its teams. 

The program is one week long and runs from July 24th – 28th at BIG Headquarters at 46 Tappan Street. We are proud to partner with the Brookline Teen Center to bring this training to life and deliver the most exciting, informative, and winning-most sportscasting program in the state!

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Parental Consent Form

Please click on the link above to complete a consent form for each minor who wishes to attend BIG’s youth programs. 

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