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About Us

Mama Youth Project (MYP) aims to equip young people from 16-25 years of age with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.

We particularly focus on young people from BAME, disadvantaged backgrounds and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates. We are committed to getting young people into employment and to bringing diversity to the media industry.

Our Training Programmes

A unique aspect of our training model is that it puts participants into a 'real-time' work situation during which they have to work in a tightly knit team to produce 6 episodes of a magazine TV show called 'What's Up', which is currently broadcast on Sky's Pick TV.

Participants are trained in core skills including research, contributor sourcing, camera work, lighting and sound operation, location-finding, recording, editing, marketing and legal contracts & production paperwork.

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Want to get involved? Then email us at: info@mamayouthproject.org.uk

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“What’s Up”, the TV show produced by MYP trainees, moves to Sky 1!

From street DVD to Sky 1: the story of “What’s Up”. In 2005 Bob Clarke (founder and CEO of MAMA Youth Project) decided to find a way to help address the lack of diversity in television, in particular BAME and white…

MYP Founder and CEO, Bob Clarke, a blogger for Huffington Post

MAMA Youth Project Founder and CEO, Bob Clarke, is now a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. His first article gives great insight into the ethos that drives MYP and is entitled: “How To Get Young People Employed – Be Niche…