58 Fourth and Fifth Graders Graduate from The Young Journalist Program 

May 6, 2022…Indian River County, FL…The Young Journalist, an initiative of a Vero Beach GuideStar Platinum 501 (C) (3) non-profit, is pleased to announce the graduation of 58 fourth and fifth graders from nine Indian River County, FL elementary schools.  All students received Certificates of Completion at each school’s graduation ceremonies. The Young Journalists graduated from the following Indian River County…

Sheana Firth Elected to Local Nonprofit Board Focusing on Mentoring Fourth and Fifth Graders to Become Journalists. Indian River County, Florida

November 15, 2021…Sheana Firth has been elected to the Board of Directors of Vero Communiqué, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring fourth and fifth graders to become journalists. Since its inception in 2018, with six students at one School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) elementary school (Glendale), the Young Journalist Program has grown to mentoring 183…

The Young Journalist Program Expands from Four, to Eight Elementary Schools.  Indian River County, Florida.

Indian River County, FL.  The Young Journalist organization, an initiative of a GuideStar Platinum 501 ( C ) (3), mentors fourth and fifth graders on how to become journalists.  From one elementary school with six students in 2018, in 2021 the Program has expanded to over 50 students in eight elementary schools. Since its inception in 2018, the Program has…

Fellsmere Elementary

Fellsmere Elementary Indian River County, FL. January 29th, 2020. The Young Journalist Nonprofit Organization of Indian River County, FL has expanded to Fellsmere Elementary. 13 students there have enrolled in the program. The Young Journalist Program is an Extended Day offering by the School District of Indian River County. Elementary schools participating in the program include Liberty Magnet, Rosewood Magnet,…

TYJ Received Grant

TYJ Receives Grant The Young Journalist Organization of Indian River County, FL is pleased to announce its third generous restricted grant from the Joy Street Foundation, New Vernon, N.J. Warren Kimu Kimber, Jr. and his wife Bobbie established the Joy Street Foundation to support education. The foundation only makes contributions to preselected charitable organizations. In announcing their grant to the…

SPJ Has News

SPJ Has News! VERO BEACH. JANUARY 2021. The Society of Professional Journalists hired Karyn Nishimura Sneath as the Director of Education. Sneath is thrilled to be working with SPJ,  we have an opportunity to promote the Societys benefits, its strong code of ethics, and the work we are doing to build the skills and competence of our members and leaders….

Scholarly Articles Released

Scholarly Articles Released for Winter 2020 VERO BEACH. DECEMBER 11, 2020. We are thrilled to announce that on December 11th, 2020 we printed and distributed 300 copies of our Scholarly Articles. The participating schools in the December release are Indian River Academy, Treasure Coast Elementary, Rosewood Magnet and Liberty Magnet. 23 articles are published in this magazine and 21 students…

Our Founder, Inspired

VERO BEACH. JANUARY 15, 2021. Our founder, Thomas Hardy, has been the publisher of Vero Communiqué since 2015, publishing hundreds of articles attracting over 250,000 viewers.  He believes there is such a thing as a fact, and there is such a thing as truth. While conducting his research he came across this article written by Leah Kohlenberg, which inspired him…