Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement

The Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement is a three-week summer intensive academy for approximately 25 talented high school students from the communities surrounding the USC University Park and Health Science Campuses. Students are exposed to the equivalent of first-year college level courses, and develop a rich conceptual understanding and practice of the necessary role that media communications and journalism play in fashioning civic-minded thought leaders and innovators.

AYA strengthens students' skills in writing, critical thought, public speech and debate, multimedia production, interviewing and ethnography – all essential competencies required for excellence in and out of the classroom in the 21st century. The students are introduced to USC Annenberg’s undergraduate programs and services, as well as possible careers in media and journalism. They have opportunities to meet the school's innovative scholars who are advancing issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in communication and journalism communities of practice.

Please check back in the Spring for application information for Summer 2018.

For more information about AYA:

Please contact:

Jaime Carias
Civic Engagement Coordinator
Co-director, Annenberg Youth Academy

Dr. Taj Frazier
Co-director, Annenberg Youth Academy
Director, Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA)