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Youth Journalism International

Rating: 4.97 stars   121 reviews 13,437

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Arts & Culture, Education, International

Address:

33 Griswold Drive West Hartford CT 06119 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

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.

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.

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Reviews for Youth Journalism International

Rating: 5 stars  

I believe all of us have a story to tell. Oft times, that story never leaves the folds of our mind due the unavailibility of a channel to expel it through. Youth Journalism International is that channel. It's doing commendable work by congregating geographically, ethnically and religiously diverse young people, to share their news. The zeal with which these youth bring about global tidings is really something to see. Hats off to YJI.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

YJI has taught me how to write news and opinion articles better as well as give me greater insight into the field of journalism. Its great editors work closely with students to improve their reporting skills. I will recommend anyone who is in his/her youth and is interested in the field of journalism to join this marvellous organisation!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

YJI is the youth gate into professional journalism career.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

YJI is amazing organization where I had life-changing Experience.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I'm honored to be part of YJI. They played important role in my life.

- They gave me the opportunity to publish my photojournalism.
- They helped me when I was attacked in demonstration and my camera was stolen, they made campaign and brought me other equipment.
- They always motivate me and taught me many important lessons in photojournalism and personal life.
- They always offer us different opportunities to participate in local and international contest.

YJI is not just educational charity, YJI is awesome family and life that I'm honored to be part of it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

YJI is not only amazing organization, it's also amazing family. They really help young people to make a difference in their community through giving them amazing journalistic skills and giving them platform to show their work.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

YJI is the best opportunity that youth can have. They really give us the space we need to express our opinions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They make really outstanding outcome.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing because YJI is really amazing.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I read the work of the young people, and am always amazed. Amazed at the excellent writing and thoughtfulness of the writing. Amazed at the geographical diversity of the writers. It's great that these young people have mentors who give them an opportunity to express themselves, and to grow as writers and thinkers.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Youth Journalism International has been one of the best parts of my teenage years. This exceptional organisation educates youth around the world and makes sure that their voices are heard. It worked like a godsend to feed my passion for journalism and make me not only a better writer but also a better thinker. The editors work with the students with great dedication. By connecting the youth around the world, Youth Journalism International is producing a new generation of journalists who are the champions of tomorrow.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I'm so proud to be able to say that I'm part of the Youth Journalism International (YJI) family. Both Steve and Jackie have been incredible in delivering a platform for teenagers to learn how to navigate the journalism industry. Whenever I've worked with YJI, I always felt that my voice was being heard and that my work was appreciated, which can be a rare thing these days! Through YJI, I've also met some amazing people from all over the world and learned how different cultures viewed world issues. Overall, I honestly couldn't fault YJI. They're a family that is with you through everything.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Youth Journalism. International is one of the most beneficial organizations I have been involved with. Everyone always does so much hard work, and goes above and beyond to make journalism for youth possible, and give youth a voice in journalism. Ms Jackie always hears my questions and will work with me whenever I need her- it's really a swell thing.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Youth Journalism International has been a very supportive and friendly place for me to be a part of. In addition the team(Jackie Majerus-Collins) works extra hard to get everything done with that especial YJI touch. I have always got good help from YJI as a student.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I will be interviewing these wonderful people as part of my Ph.D. research and my initial findings have been not only positive, but I'm absolutely stunned at the remarkable passion and talent of not only the student journalists but the staff who work tirelessly to ensure that youth throughout the world have a voice. Anyone considering donating to a worthy cause would not need to search beyond these amazing advocates for young people.

 
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Javkie and Steve were able to create something Beyond any expectation. My daughter got the chance to work as a journalist for many newspapers, got her master with disctintion at LSJ in London, and is currently working for IQ, the well know music-business magazione in London also thanks to YJI, and many students of mine are writing for and Learning from YJI.
It's a great non-profit organisation promoting peace, collaboration between young people, and boosting solid lasting friendship among youngsters from different cultures-
Thanks for your great job Jackie and Steven

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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