YJI reception at Mark Twain House on Saturday, April 2

Youth Journalism International is hosting a free reception at the Mark Twain House and Museum on Saturday. We love the Twain House and are excited beyond compare that they’re giving us a room to use for an afternoon in their fabulous museum.

We will have YJI students and alumni there, as well as parents, other friends, supporters and anyone who wants to know more about Youth Journalism International.
You may already know that the museum has a major new exhibition, American Storytellers: Norman Rockwell & Mark Twain, which, as described on the museum website, “unites the work of two masters with a wealth of artistic images and rare items brought together for the first time.”
So it’s a very cool setting, and there’s no escaping the worldly Mark Twain’s own work history as a newspaper reporter, making it a perfect connection for YJI.
Our task now? Fill up the space they’re giving us. We need lots of people there. Please join us if you can, and pass along the information to anyone you think might be even remotely interested.
The reception is to kick off our major online fundraising initiative through Global Giving (more on that later), but there’s no obligation to anyone to make a donation. This little party is free to the public and it’s our way of introducing YJI to those who don’t know us and helping those who know about it, know it better, while having a little fun, too.

We know this is last minute, but that’s how great moments sometimes happen. Carpe Diem!

The date is Saturday, April 2, 2011
Time: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford

We’re grateful, too, for the help we’ve received from Big Y World Class Market, Trader Joe’s and Hall’s Market.