Supporting Young Creators

Filmmakers, movie stars, changemakers. We want to promote your original works and provide opportunities to make your voice heard.

Casting Call

Extra Credit is an MLC original series made by students, with students, and for students. High schoolers from across the state work with real TV producers to write their own segments and be in front of the camera as hosts. Hear from two Extra Credit alumni on what the experience brings. Fill out our interest form to stay informed on upcoming opportunities to join the cast and crew.

The Group Chat

We won’t text you. The Group Chat is a miniseries where middle and high school students share their thoughts on current events and issues that affect students everywhere. The premiere season was developed by Amelia, Arise, Bri, Calli, Cedar, Gabe, and Yash – all teenagers and all former hosts of the Michigan Learning Channel’s tween show Extra Credit. This group of students represents Farmington Hills, Cheboygan, Detroit, and Kalamazoo areas. The first season includes the following episodes: Lessons from Miss Anita; Don’t Flush That!; We’re All Beautiful; Sextortion; and Caleb’s Kids & Mental Health Awareness. Each episode includes practical advice and/or strategies that other teen viewers can use. Watch the series below.

Youth Advisory Council

7-12 graders learn leadership, communications, and marketing by designing real TV programming about what matters to real students.

What to Watch

We have series and specials for young creators, scientists, and more.

Do you have original work that you want to share with the world? We can help. Send us an email at MLC@dptv.org with a link to your video or podcast and we can chat about how to feature your creation.

Are You an Educator?

We have a resource center for educators of all grades to bring media creation and analysis to your students over at MLC LABS.