Youth Journalism International

Rating: 4.97 stars   124 reviews

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 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."

Results:

Since 1994, Youth Journalism International has trained more than 500 young people in journalism, helped more than 250 get published and built thousands of connections among young people in more than 50 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 throughout the world, including developing nations in Africa and Asia.

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http://www.youthjournalism.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Jackie and Steve's dedication to the mission of YJI inspires me to voice a change within our community. Rarely have I found a publication and a family so committed to spreading integrity and kindness. I thank YJI for shaping an unforgettable part of my earlier years as an aspiring writer and young citizen of the world!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

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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2 people 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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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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2 people found this review helpful

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, journalists, designers, photographers and the like. This is an organization where dreams are made into realities.

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

I would establish a permanent endowment to help YJI outlive our generation. For one, YJI has what it takes to have its newsroom and permanent staff; besides, it offers global perspectives to topical issues than many mainstream media.

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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 journalists since 1994. She, and the others who work with students at YJI, are helping them learn the skills that make a great journalist. And really, isn't that what this is all about?

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

More staff, which means more money. Fundraising efforts need to be improved.

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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1 person found this review helpful

Ever since joining YJI a few month back, it's become an extremely important part of my life. Through this organization, I've met many great people and gained a lot of treasured experiences.
From the day I joined, I was welcomed heartily, and having such a supportive community of writers has given me a lot more confidence in my own writing.
I've covered stories at the Peace in Connecticut conference for nonviolence and the Inspiration to Action panel, events that I probably wouldn't have attended otherwise, but that I was really glad to have gone to. And just recently I was able to go on the Toronto Tour 2014 and meet up with more YJI students in Canada where we collaborated on a bunch of pieces. I made a lot great friends on the trip and learned about their lives, which gave me great perspective.
So many of the experiences I've had with YJI - ranging from camping, to trying falafel, to traveling to a country that I've never been to before - would not have happened for me without this organization. The best part is that after having these experiences, I get to share them with readers from all over the world.
In addition, I've learned so much about journalism, writing, and about myself as a writer. Jackie and Steve are great mentors; they're incredibly dedicated and encouraging. I could not think of better people to learn journalism from.
For many teens nowadays, it's hard to get their opinions across and be taken seriously. YJI does a great job helping youths around the world express themselves in a sophisticated manner. Even if someone's not looking to become a journalist, YJI is a great organization to be a part of, just for the new experiences and sense of community.

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

A lot

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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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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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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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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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

Being part of youth journalism international YJI has been more than just a learning experience, they're a real world wide family that teaches, supports, and share experiences. YJI's learning system offers a real valuable learning in journalism where everything's explained l, and even if you're lost you'll find the answer by being a part of YJI's family.
That's only a breif summary of how is it like to be a part of youth journalism international, my international journalism family.

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

A lot

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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