The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP)

The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP)

The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) offers journalism training and education to local high school journalists and media advisors, and promotes diversity in the media industry through career guidance and mentoring. Join YJDP on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @WashPostYJDP.

Current and Featured Programs

Calling all aspiring reporters, producers, bloggers and storytellers

YJDP is looking for enthusiastic high school students interested in journalism careers to apply for the 29th Annual Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW) set to take place March 21 – May 9.  The workshop series is free and all high school students in the Washington area are eligible to apply. LATEST: The application deadline for the YJDP Urban Journalism Workshop has been extended to Jan 28. Apply now!

Young Journalists Development Program teaches students to report with social media

Students used social media tools in reporting during Fall Tech-It Out seminar.

Student Correspondents - Featured Articles

For transgender teens, an unpredictable journey

With support from his school and community, one transgender teen’s coming-out journey is both a challenge and a triumph.

Making Dr. King’s Dream a Reality

One students reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of peaceful protest through non-violence.

Your local library - a place for reading and a refuge from the cold

On a snowy day in Montgomery County residents find a great environment for learning and warmth at the Rockville Memorial Library.

Some journeys begin behind the lens of a camera

Communities come together, friendships are forged and photography skills are honed at the Gaithersburg Camera Club.

Theater Critics Showcase with The Cappies -NCA

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As part of its ongoing commitment to being a guiding force in cultivating the next generation of young journalists, The Post has established a unique partnership with the Cappies of the National Capital Area, a critics and awards program, designed to showcase the work of talented student theater critics. Corrections or Questions? Contact

Multimedia Storytelling Workshop ‘14

Multimedia Storytelling Workshop ‘14

Twelve high school students from the Washington area participated in the 2014 YJDP Multimedia Storytelling Workshop (MSW), a free, weeklong multimedia journalism workshop hosted at The Post on Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15. Students worked closely with journalists from The Washington Post to sharpen their skills as multiplatform journalists.