Youth Media

The US-Russia Youth TV Bridge (YTVB) is SEE’s youth media flagship project. YTVB is an international platform for increasing cooperation between US and Russian high school students through joint storytelling on social issues. Competitively selected high school students engage in virtual and in-person collaboration to learn about digital media space in both countries and produce a series of broadcast-style videos on a range of social topics relevant for Russia and the US. Through specialized training and virtual production of content on such topics, YTVB is equipping young people in the US and Russia with skills that will help create a more inclusive and diverse space in online media. SEE has been implementing YTVB since 2016 and is gearing up for its fifth season that will run from September 2020 until June 2021.  

Youth TV Bridge anchor team during its fourth season!

The fourth season of SEE’s Youth TV Bridge brought together the students from Fayetteville High School, Arkansas and First City School TV, Izhevsk, Russia.

Season 4 anchors of the US-Russia Youth TV Bridge

From the Ozarks to the Ural Plains—Youth TV Bridge Brings US and Russian Teens Together

Watch our final episode of season 4 below!

Despite being confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, young journalists from Izhevsk, Russia and Fayetteville, AR continued their collaboration. In this season finale, see how citizens in Russia and the US help their communities during the pandemic, and don’t forget to watch till the end to hear the students share their takeaways from this season!

Want to be a part of YTVB?

Applications for Season 5 are now open! Do you want to improve your media literacy skills while participating in an exclusive 3-month virtual media lab? Then start your application today! Don’t miss your chance to collaborate with students from Russia and enhance your journalistic skills through storytelling on social issues that concern youth around the world!

Missed the last three seasons of Youth TV Bridge? Catch up on all the episodes from previous seasons on the SEE YouTube channel.

Read our Success Stories

Youth TV Bridge is implemented in partnership with Student Television Network (Carlsbad, CA) and Volga Encounters youth media festival (Cheboksary, Russia)