2022 Student Journalism Challenge: My Education, My Future
Do you know students who ask a lot of questions? The kind of teens who keep asking “why?” and “how come?” Or the ones who don’t say a lot, but who often come up with an incisive observation?
Teens have a lot of keen questions and so much to say, especially about education—since they spend such a big chunk of their lives in school. That’s why we are calling on students across the nation, ages 13 to 18 years old, to help us understand what it is like to be a teenager in the world today.
The 2022 Student Journalism Challenge: My Education, My Future, is a journalism challenge run by PBS Student Reporting Labs and WETA and sponsored by XQ. This new challenge invites students nationwide to report on various topics that illustrate what their lives are like as students, and what matters most to them in their schools and communities.Check out the winners
About XQ, PBS NewsHour, WETA and Well Beings
XQ is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to rethinking the high school experience so that every student graduates ready for good jobs, successful careers and real life. Visit xqsuperschool.org for more information, and join the #RethinkHighSchool conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
Serving over 180 middle and high schools, Student Reporting Labs (SRL) is a national youth media program and public media initiative that trains teenagers across the country to produce stories that highlight the achievements, challenges, and reality of today’s teens. Visit www.studentreportinglabs.org to learn more. Check us out on Instagram and Twitter.
About PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, DC. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. You can watch and find NewsHour on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Well Beings
Well Beings launched in July 2020 by WETA with the Youth Mental Health Project, engaging youth voices to create a national conversation, raise awareness, address stigma and discrimination, and encourage compassion. For more information, visit https://wellbeings.org. The public can join the conversation on youth mental health by using #PlainSightPBS and #WellBeings, visiting WellBeings.org or following @WellBeingsOrg on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
The Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA) is the second largest producing-station of new content for public television in the United States. More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.org, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
What big dreams do you have for the future of high school? We called on all students ages 13-21 to create a piece of visual art showing their vision for high school for the next generation. Their canvas? A 14’ x 48’ billboard. The prize? Seeing their art featured on a billboard in their community!