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Give a voice to 200+ student journalists worldwide



Help teens from around the world discover their voice, share their stories, build bridges across borders and develop lasting friendships with peers on five continents. Youth Journalism International provides teens with training, mentoring and group sessions to investigate, write, edit and publish stories for the world to see. With an online news blog, annual global media award contest and more, YJI ensures young journalists get the encouragement and recognition they deserve.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There are young people all over the world who have meaningful things to say and ideas to exchange, but who lack the self-confidence, the communication skills, or the platform they need to make their voices heard. Worldwide, ignorance of different cultures leads to fear, mistrust, and aggression. To ensure a peaceful future, we need a way for the world’s youth to realize their potential to speak out and to learn from their peers around the globe.

How will this project solve this problem?

Through its journalism training, YJI helps young people gain the writing skills and confidence they need to express themselves. Its online presence – including a website, blog, Facebook page – and collaboration with other media provides students with both a platform to present their ideas, and a worldwide audience for their work. As they read each other’s work, collaborate on group projects, and communicate in person and online, students make meaningful connections with peers across the world.

Potential Long Term Impact

By giving hundreds of students the chance to be published and work with peers across the globe, Youth Journalism International develops in them a keener appreciation for the world we share and the many links that bind us together. It provides them with the confidence to pursue their dreams. Many have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, teachers and journalists. They make a difference. YJI highlights the concerns of young people for thousands of readers and points the way to a brighter tomorrow.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,243
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $32,757
Total Funding Goal: $40,000


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Youth Journalism International

United States, West Hartford, United States

Project Leader

Steve Collins

West Hartford, CT United States

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