SPOT 127: A Digital Media Revolution

Spot 127 students in the studio
Parents Share Their Thoughts on SPOT
Every semester we ask students what they love about SPOT 127. At our end-of-semester celebration this spring, we had an opportunity to get a few parents' perspectives on how SPOT has positively... more
Explore New Horizons @SPOT 127
SPOT 127 West
SPOT 127 Youth Media Center provides young people with education and mentoring in digital media. Students also report gaining communication skills and confidence at SPOT. Hear what teens have to say... more
SPOT Impact Stories

SPOT almuna Victoria Morales was recently interviewed by Rio Salado College as part of a series on student successes. She talks about how SPOT 127 has helped her prepare for college.
Project Freedom Podcast Workshop
Freedom Project Podcast Group
The week after America celebrated the 4th of July, SPOT 127 embarked on the Freedom Project: a podcast workshop in partnership with Dr. Wanda Tucker, Rio Salado College's faculty chair for... more

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.

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 by making a dollar-for-dollar Charitable Tax Credit contribution or a tax-deductible donation

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.