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The Young Journalist

We give students the tools to become intellectuals through reading comprehension and prolific writing.

The mission of The Young Journalist is to nurture intellectual curiosity and instill a lifelong love of writing by mentoring fourth and fifth grade students in the creation of their very own published bylines.

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Students since 2018

Our Impact

Our Approach

Our mentors teach the “tools” of journalism: email, online research, copying and pasting in Word, citing sources, downloading publishable images, creating a news broadcast, proper sentence structure, paraphrasing, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and most importantly, conceptualizing how the research will become a published article.

The students read out loud biographies of journalists such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas, E.B. White, Gwen Ifill, Hunter Thompson and Richard Engel, to inspire them. This also educates them in journalism’s many styles and helps them build a rich and expansive vocabulary, which enhances their writing.

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Our FY22 donation goal is $100,000 by December 2021