YJI students at Acadia National Park
One of our greatest joys at Youth Journalism International is when the students we come to know online from all across the globe find their way to our door here in the United States. It happens more often than we ever imagined.
During one busy week this summer, we had three students together in Maine -- one from the U.S., one from Scotland and one from Ethiopia. When that happens, they can't help but learn from each other. It's always great.
Here is one of the stories that they wrote together after spending a day at Maine's amazing Acadia National Park. Or take a look at another where two of them went to interview immigrant teens at a youth center in Lewiston, Maine. There's nothing like working together to build lasting bonds.
Of course, we're also busy with lots of other students, with stories from Poland to Perth. Still, when four of them can meet in person and spend a day finding stories -- and fun -- at the nation's oldest amusement park in Connecticut, well, that's what we're here for.
Thank you for making it all possible. Your donations make it possible for students on every continent, some of whom are poor in everything but spirit, to tell their stories to the world. You hand them a megaphone to amplify their voices far, far beyond their villages, towns, cities and lands so that everyone, everywhere has the chance to learn what we know so well here at Youth Journalism International: that the future of the world is in good hands, if we can just make sure they get the opportunity.