If you’re wondering what Youth Journalism International does with your money, the best answer is to take a look at what its students are doing right now.
In the past three months along, students in 15 countries have written stories about everything from the death of Nelson Mandela to windmills in Portugal. They’ve detailed the stories of a girl slaughtered in the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the ongoing trauma from the gang rape of a woman in Delhi and what it’s like at Dealey Plaza 50 years after President Kennedy was shot there.
They’re building on a legacy that includes stunning pieces on the Arab Uprising, Hurricane Katrina, teen suicide, school shootings and so much more, not all of it so serious.
But don’t let us describe what these amazing young people are doing, take a look for yourselves at some of the stories they’ve done in just the past three months:
Afghans Worry About What Will Happen To Their Country When Troops Leave (Oct. 21, 2013)
Turning Disposable Into Sustainable (Nov. 18, 2013)
Far From Her Kenyan Home, Student Follows News Of Terrorist Attack On Nairobi Mall (Sept. 28, 2013)
A Year After Gang Rape, Delhi Youth Want Attackers Punished And Society Educated (Dec. 21, 2013)
Remembering The Courage Of Nirbhaya, Victim Of Notorious Delhi Gang Rape (Dec. 16, 2013)
Jerusalem Roads Reopening After Snowstorm (Dec. 16, 2013)
Nairobi Football Teams' Biggest Loss Was When Terrorists Killed An Exeptional Girl (Oct. 11, 2013)
To Nairobi Student, The Westgate Mall Attack In Kenya Was 'The Scariest Thing In The World' (Ot. 9, 2013)
Coming Of Age In Nepal's Festival Season (Nov. 20, 2013)
Nigerians Put Troubles Aside On Christmas (Dec. 23, 2013)
Nigerian Students Relieved Strike Is Over (Dec. 19, 2013)
Finding Inspiration While Mourning Mandela (Dec. 10, 2013)
'I Have Drunk From His Cup Of Wisdom,' A Nigerian Youth Bids Farewell To Mandela (Dec. 6, 2013)
Nigerian Universities Still Empty Despite Government Orders To Resume Classes (Dec. 4, 2013)
Striking Professors Keep Eager Students Out Of Class At Nigeria's Public Universities (Nov. 24, 2013)
Pakistani College Women Study Heart Health (Oct. 5, 2013)
Filipino Students Pitch In With Relief Efforts (Nov. 25, 2013)
After Haiyan, Philippines Face Tough Road (Nov. 19, 2013)
Hungry Filipinos Take Desperate Measures (Nov. 13, 2013)
Typhoon Hits Philippines With Wind, Rain (Nov. 9, 2013)
Nelson Mandela's Day Is Done, But His Inspiring Legacy Lives On Forever (Dec. 10, 2013)
Portraits Of Portugal's Ancient Windmills (Oct. 8, 2013)
Mourning Period For Mandela Fittingly Ends On Reconciliation Day In South Africa (Dec. 16, 2013)
South African Sculpture Shows Different Perspectives On Nelson Mandela (Dec. 15, 2013)
American Student In South Africa Swept Up By A Nation Grieving For Nelson Mandela (Dec. 15, 2013)
Losing Madiba: South Africa Grieves (Dec. 6, 2013)
Ugandan Children Use Art To Show Respect, Admiration For An African Hero, Nelson Mandela (Dec. 11, 2013)
Celebrating Halloween In Uganda (Oct. 31, 2013)
Like Obamacare Website, Glitches In Common App Add To College Stress (Dec. 17, 2013)
Mandela's Life Proves Nothing Is Impossible (Dec. 5, 2013)
After Fifty Years, Sadness Lingers At A Dallas Site Where An Assassin Killed JFK (Nov. 19, 2013)
Nature's Paintbrush At Work In Connecticut (Nov. 13, 2013)
Hanoi's Got The Christmas Spirit (Dec. 25, 2013)
'Suits' Is Smart And Witty TV Worth Watching (Dec. 6, 2013)
Typhoon Haiyan Loses Power In Hanoi (Nov. 12, 2013)
Heavy Rains In Hanoi As Haiyan Approaches (Nov. 10, 2013)
We've had a busy few months at Youth Journalism International, with stories from many countries on issues large and small. Students have tackled the possible war in Syria, talked to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, weighed in on the ongoing turmoil in Egypt and so much more. Take a look at the attached newsletter to get a taste of what we've been doing.
Thank you so much for your role in making it all possible. We are grateful.
We'd love to hear what you think so please don't hesitate to write or call. Be sure, too, to spread the word about YJI and the wonderful stuff our students are churning out!
Steve Collins, Board President
Jackie Majerus, Executive Director