This has been a wonderful year for Youth Journalism International, with young people around the world telling their stories and building connections that transcend race, religion, nationality and much more.
Take a look at our latest newsletter to find out about a recent gathering in Washington, D.C. that brought YJI students together who hail from Vietnam, Connecticut, Virginia, Missouri and Afghanistan. That is pretty cool, by any standard, and it had the added advantage of getting to hear from Bob Woodward, to see pandas, to tour the Newseum and so much more.
We are deeply grateful that you have helped make this all possible. So as we celebrate Thanksgiving, rest assured we'll be including in our thanks all of the wonderful people whose donations and assistance keep Youth Journalism International flourishing.
Thank you all.
As you know, Youth Journalism International students provide telling stories and pictures from their hometowns across the world. We help them do it.
But they are also tied into the greater world of journalism and current events. Last month's on-camera beheading of journalist James Foley by terrorists operating in Syria brought those worlds together in a shocking, sickening event. Searching for a way to show their support for Foley, his family and the mission he died for, YJI students, alumni and friends joined together to create a photo montage from many lands as part of a global #RememberingJim campaign.
You can see the result as part of this update.
While you're at it, check out the many pieces they've done in recent months on YJI's blog at www.YJIblog.org and www.YouthJournalism.org. We have so many amazing, talented young people whose voices deserve to be heard.
Thanks for your ongoing support. It is greatly appreciated.
We are scrambling to catch up with many stories in the wake of the five-day Toronto Tour 2014 that brought three YJI students from Connecticut together with a trio of their colleagues in Toronto. It proved an exhausting, exhilarating, wonderful time that will offer our readers stories on everything from Seneca Falls, New York to paddle boats on Toronto’s harbor front. The first few stories are available on our website and blog now, with more to come soon.
We’ve also been working with students around the world to get stories published on the World Cup in Brazil, the missing girls in Nigeria, a so-called honor killing in Pakistan, jaundice in Nepal and so much more. Nobody gives young people a voice the way we do.