KIDS-4 is open to children ages 9 to 14 years. Students who are involved in the program are responsible for cameras, sound, lighting, editing, directing, talent and the content of their programs. Kids generally start in the KIDS-4 program in 4th grade where they learn the basics of camera operation, and work their way up to Thursday Night Live, which is a live program produced by 7th and 8th graders.
Requirements of KIDS-4 Crew Members:
Child must live within the Sun Prairie Area School District
Crew fee must be paid by each participant
Pam Steitz Scholarship is available to cover the fee for those who qualify
KIDS-4 crew members and a parent must attend the KIDS-4 Kick-Off Party held prior to the start of crews
Each crew member is responsible for recording 1 event outside of KIDS-4. This event must meet the requirements of KIDS-4 programming
KIDS-4 Registration will take place in the fall. Interested candidates can attend the event to learn more about KIDS-4 and to register for the upcoming crew year. Crews will be determined in mid-September and participants will be notified at that time.
KIDS-4 crews run from October through April and follow the Sun Prairie Area School District calendar. Crews meet once a week after school for an hour, with the exception of Thursday Night Live which goes for 2 hours because it is a live production. All KIDS-4 crews are guided by a Sun Prairie Media Center crew leader.
All KIDS-4 crews meet at the Sun Prairie Media Center station, which is located in the same building as the Sun Prairie Public Library.