Watch VFC at Widener University TV

2 05 2011

By: Joslyn Young, Director & Founder

This spring VFC collaborated with Widener University TV (WUTV) for several weeks. Working with great volunteers from WUTV, VFC members learned how to host, record, and edit live TV. You can now watch some of the great work from this collaboration on YouTube or in the “Our Media” section of this site.


VFC Partnership with WUTV Featured in Delco Times & Widener News

20 04 2011

By: Joslyn Young, Director & Founder

This spring three 2009 VFC members, Ayanah, Dwayne, and Jasmine spent time about once a week to learn from Widener TV’s students. The Widener crew taught VFC how to host a live TV show and edit on the spot, switching between cameras for live TV. It was a great experience for everyone involved, and it was featured in today’s Delaware County Daily Times and a news report at Widener University, What’s Up at Widener.

Yesterday’s meeting at Widener was VFC’s last “official” activity since I’m leaving the Chester area in a few months and no volunteers have emerged to take on the organization of the program. However, a slightly revamped website and (hopefully) a compilation DVD will be ready by mid-August to highlight all of VFC’s work over its two-year history, so stay tuned for that.


21 03 2011

By: Joslyn Young, Director & Founder
With great help and support from Professor Jeff Benton, Brian Baldwin, Phil Dehaven and the rest of the Widener TV crew, VFC is now doing weekly workshops at Widener University to learn how to host, film, and produce live television. Be on the lookout for links to videos of our work with Widener.

For now, here’s a link to some pictures of the VFC crew at WDTV.

If you’re interested in joining VFC at WDTV, send an email to to get more information.

Two New VFC Videos Online!

18 12 2010

By: Joslyn Young, Director & Founder

Check out the “Our Media” page to see the two latest videos from Voices for Change. “Drama High” is from a new group of youth producers who were the 2010 After School program participants, and “A Lesson Learned” was a collaborative project to create this PSA about substance use and abuse among teenagers.

Vote for Team HYPE’s Pepsi Refresh Grant

1 12 2010

Team Helping Youth Positively Excel (Team H.Y.P.E.) has been trying to help start a teen lounge in Chester to give area youth a safe, cool place to go and get involved in positive programming. They have made it to the finals for a Pepsi Refresh Grant and need your help, so please vote for them.

Check it out at:

After School In Session

11 11 2010

By: Joslyn Young, Director & Founder

Already in its fourth week, Chester VFC After School is in full swing. Working with five Chester teens and two dedicated college freshmen, the group will travel to Widener’s TV studio today to continue working on the script for the next VFC movie, due out in late December 2010. The group has completed their scavenger hunts, is getting more comfortable acting, and will soon be filming their final production, hopefully editing and fully producing in December.

In addition, another VFC production is due out this month. The summer/fall collaboration between Team H.Y.P.E., the Chester Youth Collaborative’s Drug Free Communities, and VFC will have a PSA completed by the end of November, so be ready to check that out on YouTube in the near future.

More updates and pictures will come shortly.

2009 Summer Institute Video on YouTube

8 10 2010

By: Joslyn Young, Director & Founder

The entire 2009 VFC Summer Institute movie, Through Our Eyes, is now on YouTube. You can watch it by clicking here. Watch the first section, here, and then find the continuations on YouTube or the Our Media page of our blog.

If you want to create movies like this or know a Chester teen who does, registration for the VFC After School program will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Chester City Hall from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Resource Room. Use the entrance off of Rt. 291, and come early because there are only 12 spots, which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Questions? Suggestions? Comments? Post a response on our blog, find “Chester Youth Media Productions” on Facebook, or email

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