Our Team

Using a developed curricula, the Young Journalists Mentors help grow writers, and through their writing help grow readers. It emphasizes reading to support writing and writing to support reading. Reading, be it through research or absorbing other journalist’s writings, and each other’s writings, supports further writing. The Program meets 29 of the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) for grade five. Below you will find all our mentors and a little bit about them!

Our wonderful Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of The Young Journalist. Their time, patience, and hard work are what make it possible for young students to have a greater chance at a successful life. Volunteers are the heart of the program! Without our volunteers, our program would not be able to function on a daily basis.


Thomas Hardy

Board Chair

Jann L. Moylan

Vice Chair

Vada Mossavat

Board Member

Ashley Duval

Board Member

Sheana Firth

Board Member

Sallie Hardy

Board Advisor