Spot 127 students in the studio

About SPOT 127

SPOT 127, KJZZ’s youth media center, empowers teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through photo, audio and video storytelling. We are an innovative educational outreach initiative aimed at low-income and at-risk high school students ages 14-18 in the Phoenix area. Our free in-school and afterschool programs  and summer camps provide mentoring and instruction in multimedia production.

Our project-based curriculum offers hands-on training in digital photography, video and audio production and social media. In addition to technical skills, our students gain critical leadership and 21st-century career skills to put them on a path to higher education and lifelong success. They also develop media literacy competencies while honing their media creation and critical-thinking skills. We aim to inspire students to create multimedia pieces that shine a light on the issues facing their communities. 

We offer paid internships for participants interested in multimedia journalism beginning at age 16. All student-produced stories are distributed on our website and on social media, and some are even featured on KJZZ 91.5 FM’s local news programming.

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own professional-quality video or podcast or how to produce multimedia stories?

SPOT 127, KJZZ 91.5's youth media center, is accepting high school students for its free afterschool program. Join us and learn multimedia production, including digital photography, social media and audio and video production. Your projects will be featured on our website and social media channels. Students also have the opportunity to have their work aired on KJZZ and/or published on the station's website.

Our afterschool program is two days per week -- you pick either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday -- from 4-6 p.m. All you need to bring are your ideas; we have the cameras, recorders, computers and recording booths. Lunch is also provided. We are currently taking applications for the fall 2016 semester, which begins August 29. 

Support SPOT 127

SPOT 127 Youth Media Center provides young people in the greater Phoenix area mentoring and instruction in key digital skills that are vital for success in today's information economy. Your donations help our students reach their greatest potential!

You can support our students in the following ways:

  • Making a donation that earns you a Charitable Tax Credit (click here)
  • Making a tax-deductible donation (click here)
  • Making a donation that takes advantage of your employer's matching-gift program (click here)
  • Donating a car to Friends of Public Radio Arizona benefiting SPOT 127 (click here)

You can also support SPOT 127 as you go about your regular shopping:

  • SPOT 127 is a partner in the Fry’s Food Stores Community Rewards Program. To enroll in the program through your Fry's VIP card, visit Fry's Community Rewards online and search for our organization number 39042. (Friends of Public Radio Arizona/SPOT 127).
  • If you are an Amazon customer, you can donate a portion of your purchases through Amazon Smile. Simply log in to Amazon Smile and select Friends of Public Radio Arizona/KJZZ/K-BACH as the charity you wish to support.