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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. 

Our Mentors

Communications Intern, City of Port St. Lucie
Photographer / Writer and Social Media Manager, The Corsair Newspaper
Bachelor of Arts in Communication 
University of Central Florida
Associates in Journalism
Indian River State College

Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration, The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. Filmmaking, NYU School of Professional Studies. International Licensing Agent for LucasFilm and Marketing Manager for Universal Studios.  Brazilian International Press Award, Best Blog. Van Gogh Award for Best Crime Film, Netherlands.  Best Short Film, Festival de Cinema de Blumenau, Portugal.  Best Short Film New Filmmakers, NY.  Best Director, Corby’s Short Film Festival, UK.  Best Director, Festival de Cinema de Blumenau, Portugal.  Best Screenwriter, Festival de Cinema de Blumenau, Portugal. 

Adda Cisneros

Majoring for broad journalism

Passionate about helping others

Helps other reach their greatest point while having fun along the way!

Angela Elgert

Bio Coming Soon.

Board of Directors

Thomas Hardy

Board Chair

Jann Moylan

vice chair

Sallie Hardy

Advisory Member

Sheana Firth


Vada Mossavat

Board Member

Ashley Duval


Gaby Scott

digital manager