For the third consecutive year, Madison365 has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, with major financial support from the Madison Community Foundation and American Family Insurance, to bring together young people of color for an intense, six-week “journalism boot camp.” These students — some still in high school, some recent graduates — will spend the next month and a half learning to research, interview and write news, feature and opinion pieces, and you’ll get to see those pieces right here on Madison365.
Here are the new voices you’ll be hearing over the course of the summer!
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.
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.
They’re already hard at work!