Friday, February 12, 2016

29 years ago, Inquirer columnist Acel Moore founded a career development workshop as part of a lifelong goal to open up journalism careers to Philadelphia-area high school students. During the month-long, hands-on program, Inquirer staffers teach participants reporting, writing, editing, photography, and other new media skills.

Students produce First Take, the student newspaper, at the conclusion of the workshop. Over the years, more than 500 local students have used the program to launch successful careers in journalism and in other fields.

The theme for 2013 is social media and how it affects us in our everyday lives. Students took, from a youth perspective, such subjects as the dangers of social media, how it impedes the development of their own cognitive skills and slows their development of critical-thinking skills.

Meet the staff of First Take here.

See photos from the awards luncheon here.

We need your support to continue to grow this program. To donate to the Acel Moore Career Development Workshop, or to find out how to apply click here.