SPOT 127 Tax Credit
Arizona taxpayers can contribute to SPOT 127 while earning a Charitable Tax Credit.
This tax credit allows for donations made to SPOT 127 to be refunded as a dollar-for-dollar tax credit; maximum contributions are $400 for single taxpayers and $800 for married taxpayers filing jointly. Learn more.
Free Spring Break Photo Blitz
Join us for a FREE photography class with action and DSLR cameras at SPOT 127 East Valley! Capture Arizona's beauty and produce immersive content using a 360 camera and Virtual Reality goggles. Learn to edit in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. >Space is limited so sign up today! Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at SPOT 127 East Valley in Tempe. Lunch provided. Sign up here.
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 metro 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.
Do you have a story to tell? Want to learn how to tell it in a multimedia format, like a professional-quality video or podcast?
SPOT 127, KJZZ 91.5's youth media center, is accepting high school students for its free afterschool programs in the West and East Valley. 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 programs in Maryvale and Tempe are two days per week from 4-6 p.m. We also offer a Photo Fridays class. All you need to bring are your ideas; we have the cameras, recorders, microphones, computers and recording booths. Lunch is provided. We are currently taking applications for our Spring 2017 semester at our Tempe location.