Youth Service America

Become a Citizen/Student Journalist

Posted on December 10, 2019

Shine a Light on the Issues You Care About!

Use the power of the media to share your perspectives on the issues you care about, and to Shine a light on the actions of policymakers in your community. Write letters to the editor, post blogs, create videos, share on social media, and spread your message!

Use 22×20’s Youth Media-Making Toolkit. It’s the first-of-its-kind comprehensive package designed for educators working with young people ages 13-18. The lessons guide teens to plan, make, and share diverse media about voting and civic engagement: short videos, photos, Internet memes, animated GIFs, and persuasive images for social media.

Check out Rock Your World’s dynamic, project-based curriculum to engage students in the use of creative media to take informed action toward issues they care about.

Find Student Journalism Resources from the American Press Institute – including a guide to creating student newspapers, information about the rights of student journalists, and a social media toolkit.

Check out the Global Action Project’s Media in Action Curriculum. This guide is a great resource in incorporating different media forms into the classroom.

See all resources here: https://leadasap.ysa.org/gysd/journalist/


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