All about Youth Journalism International
Founded by two veteran reporters, Youth Journalism International works with more than 200 students across the globe, ages 12 to 24. Active alumni include lawyers, medical students, social workers and, of course, journalists. A growing corps of Ambassadors for YJI promotes the organization around the globe. YJI’s loyal readers number over 1 million people of all ages and from every nation.
Rich in diversity, YJI focuses on journalism, but also builds bridges across cultures and helps students grow into thoughtful world citizens. Working with editors one-on-one and in groups, students learn about writing, press responsibility and ethics. Reporting from their hometowns, students have interviewed everyone from Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama to the teen next door. Topics range from suicide, school violence and terrorism to music, movies and sports.
Though YJI is based in Connecticut and many of its young journalists are American, its students live in more than 40 other countries on six continents.
YJI began in 1994 as a local group and grew into a global organization. Incorporated in 2007, it gained approval from the IRS as a recognized nonprofit in 2010.
The key to a better world lies with global understanding and truthful, effective communication. YJI’s students, who tell important stories from their own neighborhoods and nations, represent every major religion and many cultures. By bringing these dedicated and idealistic young people together and giving them a powerful voice, YJI paves the way toward a brighter future for all.
Youth Journalism International — a recognized 501(c)(3) public educational charity in the United States — is determined to operate transparently to the degree possible. On this page, you can find as many corporate documents as we can possibly share. Please feel free to let us know if you see anything that should be corrected, improved or otherwise changed. We are eager to hear from everyone interested in our success.
To contact Youth Journalism International, contact us via email by clicking here.
You may also phone us:
Connecticut — (860) 523-9632
San Francisco — (415) 874-5693
Washington, D.C. — (202) 552-1406
OR BY MAIL
Youth Journalism International
33 Griswold Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119