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Teens: Apply now to Youth Communication's Summer Writing Workshop!

Teens: Apply now to Youth Communication's Summer Writing Workshop! Be part of Youth Communication's 36th annual intensive summer writing workshop. You will get one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise personal stories about your life, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers. You will also participate in writing lessons and group activities exploring what it means to be a modern young man or young woman, as well as other topics. No prior experience is required, but you must be able to attend every day. Thousands of people will read your stories in our magazines and on our websites. Workshop alumni have gone on to attend colleges from Hunter to Harvard.

This is a competitive program—there will be a maximum of 15 students—so start working on your application essays now! Applications must be received by May 22, 2015.

Apply online or print out the application.

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YCteen honored for coverage of juvenile justice issues

<i><b>YC</b>teen</i> honored for coverage of juvenile justice issues ”Will My Brother Be the Next Shooter?,” from the March/April 2013 issue of YCteen, is a finalist in the 2014 Media for a Just Society Awards in the Youth Media category. The awards, sponsored by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency, honor media outlets whose work furthers the public’s understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues.
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YCteen writer wins a 2013 Ippie Award

<i>YCteen</i> writer wins a 2013 Ippie Award YCteen writer Anthony Turner’s story ”What’s Wrong With Reading?”, which argued that his peers should read more, not less, won third place for Best Editorial/Commentary at the 2013 Ippies Awards, a competition sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for the best of the New York City independent ethnic and community press. Congratulations, Anthony!
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