A weekly space by and for Hudson teens.

Thursdays 4pm - 7pm | Ages 13 and up | Spring 2016

Space 101 is a space for teenagers in Hudson to have as their own. It is by and for teens: a core group of teenagers have been coming together every week to produce media and music, cook food, and maintain a youth-led community space.  Space 101 is a place where teenagers can have open dialogue about issues around the world, in Hudson, and in their lives. It’s a place where teenagers can develop the skills to organize for social change, and where they’re encouraged and provided with the tools to follow their own interests. Our goal is to support young people in developing meaningful and supportive relationships, in becoming leaders within their own lives and communities, and in creating youth networks across the region and around the world. 

In Spring 2016, Space 101 hosted a music production workshop with Jeremy Thal and Ricardo Nigaglioni from Found Sound Nation, a music education organization based in Brooklyn. Kids and teens spent two days together producing beats with Jeremy from sounds they could find around the Kite's Nest space, working with Ricky to write powerful lyrics, and adding each of their voices or sounds to each track. Check out the music they produced below!

5-hour Film Project: Youth FX, award-winning youth filmmakers in Albany, also came to Space 101 this spring to offer the 5-Hour Film Project, inviting kids age 10-17 to learn the basics of filmmaking, and to create a short film in one day. Led by program director Bhawin Suchak, Youth FX filmmakers gave hands on instruction in writing, directing, filming, and editing, using professional equipment. During the 5-hour workshop, kids worked in groups to create their own original films and screened their work at the end of the session.

This Spring Space 101 teens also had sex education workshops with Isa Coffee from Wisebodies. We went bowling and swimming, had picnics and meals, went to a march for climate justice, participated in community events and protests, and travelled to New York City to participate in a rally to combat societal hate with love.

Check out our songs produced in June 2016 (recorded with Found Sound Nation):

Produced in 2015:

Space 101 is run in partnership with the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center, and is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation. Space 101 is coordinated by Paige Gbasie.