Youth Journalism International
September 7, 2010
YJI is an amazing program. I was involved with this program while in high school for a few years. It was always a pleasure to be a part of a group that helps future writers (and artists) write stories that are published in the local paper as well as online. I can remember our local team in Bristol, CT working with kids from all over the country and all over the world submitting amazing stories from life as a teen, surviving high school, and more in depth and personal stories such as the life of a girl who's life was turned upside down because of Hurricane Katrina, and a student's struggle with his sexuality. It is a very educational program, as I learned to write and edit stories that were to be published, and worked with other writers at my age that were just as passionate as I was. This program really helps students realize their potential as writers and editors, and many of the stories have won local, regional, and national journalism awards! I continue working with the group after I had moved away to Florida, still publishing stories until life got in the way, but I am always there to support their cause and help other students achieve the experience and inspiration that I had while being a part of YJI.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the paper every week, and online. I always go back to read the amazing stories that students are creating every day. Its great to see that the group is still going strong, and are helping future writers make their dreams a reality.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Former volunteer & Wrote stories that were published in the local paper.