The Mississippi Youth Media Project (YMP) develops leadership and workplace skills in young people by bringing a diverse group of teenagers together in their own dynamic newsroom in downtown Jackson to produce and publish their own stories in a compelling narrative style. They learn to use rigorous multimedia journalism to report on other young people, their own communities, and the causes of problems and potential equity-based solutions to inspire their audience and larger community to take meaningful action. They publish all their work at jxnpulse.com.
The goals of YMP are to:
YMP students learn career technical skills in arts, audio/video technology, and communications. YMP highlights careers in those fields as a tool to engage students in hands-on experiences to develop professional, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills, including critical thinking, decision-making, collaboration, project management and completion, effective communication, and problem solving.
About the project: www.youthmediaproject.com
Student journalism: www.jxnpulse.com