Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What's POPPYN?

WELCOME to the home of POPPYN - A News Show BY youth FOR youth (and some cool adults) that presents a real perspectives on what's going on with youth in Philadelphia.

POPPYN stands for "Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News." That means it's an acronym, but it's also a pun on the word poppin'. For anyone who doesn't know what that word means, here are some useful definitions:

1. poppin' (verb) - what's going on, what's happening. Ex: What's poppin' tonight? 
2. poppin' (adj) - hot, in style, popular as in "damn, that song was poppin' back in the day"; "My lipgloss is poppin', my lipgloss is cool" - Lil Mama
3. poppin' (adj) - a very exciting event (usually crowded with lots of people) as in "the club was poppin' last night."

In other words, poppin' or POPPYN is something that's happening, and also something that's cool, which is what youth in Philly are! So we're here to show you what we care about and why YOU should pay attention, because we're changing the world in front of your eyes.

This first entry is just a little sneak preview (we already gotta run enjoy this weekend's poppin' festivities!), but you can look forward in the near future to updates about who we are, pics and videos from our adventures and of course, seeing the finished POPPYN segments right here on this blog as well as all over Philly's different TV networks.

So follow us on your Google reader, Like us on Facebook, tell your friends about us, and check us around town! Oh, and let us know what's POPPYN with you, so we can tell the world about it!

We're Out-


  1. i was wondering where i can find the interview that i did with you guys at the youth power summit

  2. Mr. Fudge! We're still editing the footage from that event for our first official episode! As soon as its done we will post it here. Thanks for your support :)

  3. Hey! Wonderful initiative. How can youth have more hands-on involvement such as production (audio/editing) or even interviewing? I would love more information about any level of involvement you are welcoming from interested youth.

    Thank you so much!

    Donna Wilson - rebirth73@gmail.com


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