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

Hello ! My name is Gracia Buzziz, I am a college students and freelance graphic designer with a passion for learning and creating. I have always been an avid reader and writer , publishing articles in magazine since I was 12 years old and even had the opportunity to work as a magazine and newspaper editor. I have experience working with younger children as a preschool teacher and find joy in interacting with them. I am excited for the opportunity to mentor the children in this amazing program and hopefully learn something from them too!

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

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Angela Elgert

Founder

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Gaby Scott

Founder

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Board of Directors

Thomas Hardy

Board Chair

Jann Moylan

vice chair

Kate Vanderbogart

Board Member

Sheana Firth

BOARD MEMBER

Vada Mossavat

Board Member

Ashley Duval

BOARD MEMBER

Sallie Hardy

advisory Member

Sheana Firth

BOARD MEMBER

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