It was a year ago that we introduced the first intake of Journalism Explorers for Your Local News. We’re now a year in and they have had several columns and stories published and are back for the second year and hopefully an Internship this summer.
For the past couple of months, we have been working with a new intake of local students who are considering a future in journalism and are testing the waters through the explorer program with Your Local News. The Explorer program is part of the Learning for Life initiative sponsored by Boy Scouts of America. These are high school students from the local community who are interested in taking a look at opportunities in journalism as a possible future career and we are happy to be able to give them the opportunity.
During the course of the program, they will have their writings shared on Your Local News’ sites and possibly in Walton Living Magazine. We look forward to sharing their writings and hope you enjoy getting to know them too. We are introducing the first three of the new Explorers today.