All-Met Sports Writing Workshop and Sports Mentoring Program

High school students can register for the All-Met Sports Writing Workshop hosted by The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program.  Student journalists will participate in an interactive training session where they will work closely with journalists from The Washington Post to write feature stories and receive instruction on a variety of topics including effective interviewing, reporting, covering games, and getting published, among others.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to apply for positions as YJDP correspondents for, The Post’s home for local high school sports.  To visit the site, go to:  The workshop is FREE of charge, but pre-registration is required.

YJDP Sports Mentorship Program: Students can also apply to take part in a 16-week sports mentoring program starting in January 2014.  The program will offer student reporters field training in sports writing, visual journalism, covering games, and more.  Ten students will be selected by members of The Post’s sports staff. You do not need to attend the workshop to apply.


Eligibility: All high school students throughout Washington, D.C., and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia are eligible to apply.


Student Expectations: In order to be considered for the program, you must complete and submit the following:

Sports Writing Workshop application

At least two writing samples

Teacher and/or adviser recommendation(s)


Q: Who is a perfect candidate for this workshop?

A: All local public, private and charter high school journalists throughout Washington, D.C., and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia are eligible to attend.

Q: Is there an application process and/or how do I register for the workshop?

A: Yes. Registration forms will be available for download at

Q: How many students are eligible to take part in the workshop?

A: The workshop is open to 35 students. The current mentorship program is open to ten students.

Q: When will registration materials be available?

A: Registration materials are not currently available for download.

Q: Is the application or registration period currently open?

A: No.

Q: When does the program take place?

A: The sports writing workshop takes place in November and the Sports Mentoring Program takes place in January.

Q: Are volunteer opportunities available?

A: Volunteer opportunities are available for members of The Post newsroom and professional sports journalists. To volunteer to lead one of the workshop sessions, e-mail and put ‘YJDP Sports Writing Volunteer’ in the subject line.