The Junior Journalist Program's goal is to engage students in real-world project-based learning, through the lens of civic engagement
Each month, teachers from participating schools will have access to briefs from the mayor’s office. Whether it’s about reporting the story or producing an opinion piece, 200 - 300 word stories are meant to showcase the application of learned skills to real-world experiences.
If you are located in Honolulu, HI. Oklahoma City, OK. Kansas City, MI. or New York, NY. you are ready to go. Click on your city on the map above and it will take you to your city page where you can access the briefs from your mayor.
The Junior Journalist Program is always on the lookout for cities that are interested in joining. Fill out the form fill above to let us know what city you want next! We can reach out to your mayor on your behalf.
Yes! There is no cost to join the Junior Journalist Program.
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