Madison365 AcademyMadison365 Academy intends to recruit and train the next generation of journalists of color. The Madison365 Academy Summer Program is a partnership between Madison365 and the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. Ten students spent three weeks with our editorial staff learning the trade and craft of community journalism in the summer of 2016, and ten more spent six weeks with us in the summer of 2017. Additionally, 10 college students each year participate in the Madison365 Academy Core Program during the academic year. Journalism and communication students, or any college students interested in a community journalism internship, click here to apply for the Madison365 Academy.
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Madison365 Academy Class of 2018 Onoria Haire is an upcoming senior at Madison LaFollette High School and enjoys the creative arts including writing. She aspires to be a child therapist, counselor, or psychologist. Abdou Karim Darboe is a lot of things. He is a soccer player who loves the game and how it can never be controlled. Abdou is also someone who likes to learn by doing because he believes it builds a good foundation to who you are. He is a recent graduate of Madison East High School. Palkyi Gurgon Kyap is going to be a senior at Madison East High School. She is interested in majoring in a medical field but wants to explore new occupations. Michelle Rodriguez is a rising senior at Madison West High School. She is dedicated to confronting social constructs and enlightening others to be kind. Ruben Elvira is a high schooler who wants to know more about what it means to be a journalist and how the business works. Although he wants to be a doctor, he wants to explore more options before making his final decision. Cassidy McGee is a sophomore at Madison College who aspires to be a sideline reporter for the NFL. Susila Rai is a Scholars of Promise student who recently graduated from Madison West and who aspires to go into the medical field.