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“Teen TV” is a weekly club which is part of PATV’s Youth Project. The goal of the Youth Project is to provide media arts training for students interested in the field of Television and to develop leadership, group work and critical thinking skills. Our students have training and access to the PATV studio and remote equipment as well as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere editing. Students who have participated in Teen TV attended the following schools, Great Neck North, Great Neck South, Herricks HS, Chaminade HS, Roslyn High School, Baldwin HS and Manhasset HS.

In 2015, our students produced and crewed on over 20 studio productions for cablecast on PATV channels 20 (Optimum) and 37 (Fios).  The Teen TV students were awarded; Best of in Entertainment and Arts, series student category for the submission of their program; “5 O’Clock LIVE” in the Hometown Media Awards presented by the Alliance for Community Media. The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is a national organization based in Washington, D.C. that is an educational, advocacy and lobbying organization in the United States which represents Public, educational and government access (PEG) cable TV organizations and community media centers throughout the country. In 2013, Teen TV “Show Me the Science” won 1st Place in ACM NE Video Festival, 2012, “Internet Privacy” was awarded Best Director, Emi Schaufeld, Teen TV, 2012, “Take the Challenge” – Christopher Johnston, ACM Best of Empowerment and the President’s Award for Eco-Conservation, 2011, “TV Rant” – ACM 1st Place Informational Talk Show, Student, and 2006, “Shut Up and Listen” LIVE format, 1st Place ACM.


Through PATV series “Access Spotlight”, the Teen TV group gains experience and knowledge from interviewing local politicians and not for profit organization representatives that serve our community.


In addition to their earning experience and knowledge, the students can also acquire High School Community credits for graduation, and are eligible for PATV’s High School Community Service Award for graduating seniors.


Eligible students: 8th grade through senior year.



Teen TV meets Thursdays at 4pm-6pm and follows the school calendar (No school = no Teen TV). Refreshments always provided. For more information or to join please contact Erica Bradley at ebradley@patv.org or (516) 629-3710 x12.

The Michael DeCristoforo Community Service Award:

Each year 1 or more senior participants from Teen TV are chosen to be the recipient of the Michael DeCristoforo Community service award and scholarship. This year – 2019, Corey Seng of Great Neck South High School, was chosen to receive this special award.


Corey Seng, (L) senior at Great Neck South High School with Instructor Mike Peters (R) on set.








To see some of our Teens’ work follow this link:  TEEN TV