Youth in Media and VATV

To support students interested in the media arts, APACAF designed a Youth in Media training program to provide students a chance to compete for a hands-on media training internship where they work side-by-side with experienced television producers of VATV ( Students’ projects are broadcasted internationally through SBTN, a Vietnamese satellite television network based in California.


Youth in Media students are exposed to a variety of different opportunities, including mainstream media. One of our young students was noticed by Monument Sports and invited to be Junior Reporter for the NBA Washington Wizards while working on a Youth in Media project during a 2015 Lunar New Year event at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. As a Junior Reporter for Monumental Sports, she was given the opportunity to be “up close and personal” with NBA players. See her in action by clicking here.


Youth in Media Training Program

Have you ever thought about being a news reporter or wonder what it’s like to work as a production crew member?

Send us a 500-word essay explaining why you should be considered as the next Youth in Media.

Our Youth in Media staff are provided with the “iReporter” training used by CNN for special breaking news field reports as well as technical behind the camera training.

This program is intended for students in middle school and older, but special considerations will be made for exceptional students with”Star Quality!”

Email us at with your name, age, and essay with the subject, Youth in Media Training.

Below are some pictures of the 2014 Youth in Media and STEM Leadership Conference held in Washington, DC.  Selected students from across the nation attended the 3-day conference in June, which included:  iReporter and in-studio media training and tours to NPR, Newseum, and Capitol Hill where students explored how media can influence policies.





Past Youth in Media Activities:


Youth in Media Student, Dorothy Vu, interviews Matt Barkley, Director of Disability Services Planning and Development, Fairfax County Department of Family Services in 2012.


Youth in Media training in the Gulf Coast, May 2010, covering the impacts of the BP oil spill.

(Featured image on home page is Youth in Media student, Anh-Thi Le, on Capitol Hill.)

VATV collaborates with SBTN-DC to produce and broadcast shows.



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