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Phone: 860-523-9632
33 Griswold Drive
West Hartford
Connecticut 06119
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Target demographics: Youth Journalism International serves students from 12 to 24 in every country.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250+

Geographic areas served: all

Programs: Youth Journalism International has outreach programs to reach aspiring journalists in Africa and Asia in particular. Egypt has been especially targeted since the revolution in the winter of of 2011.

Youth Journalism International connects teen writers, artists and photographers -- including Jessica Elsayed in Egypt -- with peers around the globe, teaches journalism, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and promotes and defends a free youth press.
As Hartford magazine put it in 2011, YJI "serves as a training ground for aspiring young journalists, and has created a close-knit global community of young writers who are intent on making a difference in the world." ............To learn more about Jessica Elsayed, click on the donate button.
Since 1994, Youth Journalism International has trained more than 500 young people in journalism, helped more than 200 get published and built thousands of connections among young people in more than 30 countries.

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Not many nonprofit could match Youth Journalism International's standards when it comes to empowering the youth to become actively engaged in living out their passions. Here is an extraordinary organization dedicated to helping young people all over the world to become better writers, cartoonists, ... more »
Kids all over the world have come together to write their own stories for this organization, talking about their lives and their experiences. My story is not particularly heartwarming or incredible, but nonetheless it is an incredible experience for young writers, and an excellent chance to show the... more »
Youth Journalism International is an extraordinary organization that is the training ground for the Pulitzer Prize-winners of the future. Executive Director Jackie Majerus is an experienced veteran of the newspaper business, and of the journalism education world, having been teaching young ... more »
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