Posted April 3, 2012

UCCP program earns Philly IMPACT award

Above, left to right, Jasmine Gibson (Temple University), Natalia Smirnov, POPPYN’s media and communications manager, Nysir Bouldin (Tacony Academy Charter School), Lynsey Graeff (Temple University), Terence Lewis (Interboro High school), and Saeed Briscoe (Community College of Philadelphia) accept the award at the March 29 ceremony.

Last week, POPPYN and the University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia (UCCP) at Temple were honored with the second annual PhillyCAM IMPACT Award from Philadelphia Community Access Media. The award acknowledges the exceptional work of members who create programs that inspire Philadelphians to improve the quality of their communities.

POPPYN is a youth-produced news show that presents perspectives and contributions of youth often missing from the mainstream media. The show’s student producers hail from Temple, local high schools and the Community College of Philadelphia. Launched in 2010 as an extension of UCCP, POPPYN seeks to include youth in the conversations about issues that affect them. POPPYN airs every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on PhillyCAM - Verizon 29/Comcast 66. Learn more on POPPYN's blog.