Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement

Monday June 19 – Friday July 7, 2017

Free of cost

What is AYA?
The Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement will be a three-week summer intensive academy for 26 talented high school students from the communities surrounding the USC University Park Campus and Health Science Campus. Taking the equivalent of first year college level courses, these students will develop a rich conceptual understanding and practice of the necessary role that media communications and journalism must play in fashioning civic-minded thought leaders/innovators, and moreover public spheres organized around democracy of thought, identities, and resources.

How will AYA help your students?
AYA will strengthen students' skills of writing, critical thought and thinking aloud, public speech and debate, multimedia production, interviewing and ethnography -- essential competencies required for excellence in and out of the classroom in the 21st century. The students will also be introduced to Annenberg’s undergraduate programs and services, careers in media and journalism, as well as exposed to the school's innovative scholars who are advancing issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in communication and journalism communities of practice.

How do I apply to AYA?
Application has closed
Deadline: Application closes March 29, 2017

Want 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)