Letter from Academy President

Letter From Academy President

“I want to thank all the sports and business professionals, our graduates and their parents, for believing in our program. I am sincerely humbled and honored to serve you all in this way.”

Academy president

Thank you for visiting our website.

It’s been quite a journey working with such dynamic and talented young, aspiring sports broadcasters. I’d like to share some of that journey with you.

In the early years, we launched “The Youth Sports Network”, a weekly, hour-long television broadcast in the Orlando/Central Florida market. The show featured area high school students as YSN Sports Reporters airing on Spectrum (formerly Bright House Networks).

Soon after, we were extremely excited to premiere the “YSN Show with Scott and Ryan” from the ESPN Club at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Both just 10th graders, Scott and Ryan co-hosted a prime-time, weekly sports radio talk show before a live studio audience. Sports personalities flew in from throughout the U.S. to be show guests. The “YSN Show with Scott and Ryan” was broadcast live on radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

That was followed by our wildest idea yet. Why not? Why not share this incredibly, family-friendly, heart-tugging story as a short, dramatic motion picture? Based on true events, the story begins as incoming high school freshmen, the overwhelming overload of teenage peer-pressure, a highly emotional story of expulsion from school, devastating separation of long-time best childhood friends, a marriage strained and concluding with teen life-long lessons learned all leading up to an amazing accomplishment…co-hosting the “YSN Show with Scott and Ryan”. Regretfully, our pre-production work has been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When completed, “The Scott and Ryan Story” will include an educational component/lesson plan and a movie file will be sent to public and private high schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. HTTPS://YSNFILMS.COM 

What followed was a test-piloted, on-site weekly summer program for South Florida area high school students on the campus of Nova Southeastern University - Main campus in Davie, FL. Local sports personalities appeared in person and national personalities appeared live via video-conference.

In 2022, our ambitious plans continue as we will simultaneously launch the YSN Sports Broadcasting Academy On-Demand Masterclass and the Teen Sports Podcast Network.

Lastly, I want to thank all the sports and business professionals, students and parents for believing in our program. I am sincerely humbled and honored to serve you all in this way. 

So join us as we promote the games…and our aspiring youth sports broadcasters who want to tell the world about them.

Stay tuned,  Jaime Rivera 

Bright House Networks
Ryan Lebruno, 15
YSN Films Presents

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