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: www.facebook.com/WaPo.YJDP and follow us on Twitter/Instagram: @WashPostYJDP.

Current Programs and Student Spotlight

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.

MSW Student Projects

Williams’ tragedy sparks hope for long-term change

Williams’ tragedy sparks hope for long-term change

Following the Robin Williams tragedy, social media responded with shock, grief, and calls for mental health awareness.

The impact of war on the mental health of veterans

The impact of war on the mental health of veterans

Local students converge on the National Mall to discuss the mental health effects of war among veterans.

Students explore the issue of mental awareness among local teens

Students explore the issue of mental awareness among local teens

McPherson Square residents and a local health professional weigh in on mental health awareness among high school students.

A national crisis: Mental health in the wake of Robin Williams’ death

A national crisis: Mental health in the wake of Robin Williams’ death

Metro D.C. reacts to the death of Robin Williams and wonders what strides are being made to address an often overlooked American issue.