Our Youth Media Institute is a week-long intensive “All Things WarnerMedia” program focused on leadership and media career development held the last week in June on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Ever wanted to go behind the scenes during a newscast or learn the ins and outs at any WarnerMedia network? Here’s your chance to learn more about the media industry, the wide array of career opportunities available and the leadership skills it takes to make it in any business. Sponsored by WarnerMedia, Youth Media Institute takes you through a jam-packed week of workshops and roundtables led by & WarnerMedia executives, in-depth tours of CNN or WarnerMedia Studios and dynamic networking events with WarnerMedia employees. Plus, you’ll “make the pitch” to WarnerMedia executives at week’s end in a competitive, team-based media challenge.

Youth Media Institute Details

Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26, 2020

All cost for room, board and program materials are covered by WarnerMedia. Students will reside in the college dorms at Georgia Tech, supervised by 21CL staff.

What to expect



Youth Media Institute Requirements

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE is March 1, 2020
  • Must apply to 21st Century Leaders and be a rising junior or senior high school student in Georgia.
  • Must have some interest in professional development, interacting with multiple forms of media, and exploring a future media-related career.
  • An application, recommendation form (for new students), and interview are required.
  • This institute is highly competitive. Only 75 students are selected.

Focusing on students who enjoy interacting with multiple forms of media (apps, television, film, etc.) and those interested in exploring a future media-related career.

2020 YMI Flyer