Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and instill a lifelong love of writing by mentoring these students in the creation of their very own published bylines.
The Young Journalists Nonprofit Organization is for Fourth and Fifth grade students. It is an introduction to plain old-fashioned journalism and the stories of those who have left a lasting mark on the profession. We mentor the kids from 4:00pm to 5:00pm twice a week.
We believe all our students are intellectually bright and gifted, entitled to opportunities to live up to their potential. The Young Journalists Program nurtures our students by growing writers. Through writing, we also grow readers as writing supports reading and reading supports further growth in writing.
The Young Journalists Program strongly believes that without curiosity there is no journalism. Our students become Journalists by writing their own articles for publication. In the process we teach the "tools" of journalism: email, online research, copying and pasting in Word, citing sources, downloading publishable images and most importantly conceptualizing and planning how the research will become a published article.