Photo: Angela Jimenez, ©Walker Art Center | Jordan (left) at the Twin Cities Youth Media Network Showcase, Walker Art Center 2015
Jordan has been a teaching artist for youth and adults with organizations including FilmNorth, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, SPEAK MPLS, Minneapolis Television Network, and Twin Cities Media Alliance.
Jordan has served as the Executive Director of Listen Up Youth Radio since 2022, working in a youth-adult partnership model and providing young people ages 14-24 with access to radio and digital media, tools to build community, and opportunities to amplify voice and leadership. See an interview with Jordan and some of his youth colleagues below:

Sharon Yoo of KARE11 interviews Jordan and three of his teenage co-workers at Listen Up

From 2018-2022 Jordan managed up to 20 teen staff at the Science Museum of Minnesota, working with community partners to develop skills and initiatives to create a more environmentally just and equitable future, through technology, advocacy, education, and coalition building. Read an interview with him about this work here and watch a video created by his students below:

An interview with Ebony Coles of Arts Us, part of a larger project of donated labor and community outreach for their Afro-culinary garden

Jordan spent his days from 2014-2018 as the Youth Media Coordinator at CTV North Suburbs (now Nine North) where he directed the Youth Media Department and its award-winning CreaTV afterschool program. Jordan and his team developed and facilitated on-site and mobile workshops on media literacy and production for youth, helping teens write, produce, and distribute their own short films and animations. Jordan's students had their work screened at the Walker Art Center and in the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, and were nominated for or received regional and national Student Television Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among other screenings and accolades.
"I'm Happy" by Animation @ The Station 2016
Recipient of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter: Student Production Award
Nominee of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: National High School Student Production Award
For many of these youth and young adults at CTV Teens, it was their first foray into media-making. Jordan facilitated workshops and classes on pre-production skills, camera and camcorder operation, lighting, audio, and editing using professional software—with some groups, they learned all of this and produced a documentary or narrative short in less than a week. Other workshops and partnerships lasted through the summer, semester, or academic year.
A short collection of works made by Jordan's students and interns under his supervision at CTV Teens:
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