Shaping the next generation of leaders: The USC Annenberg Youth Academy (AYA)

The Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement is a four-week summer intensive academy for 26 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.

To learn more about AYA and how to apply, please contact AYA Director Jaime Carias at or (213) 740-1215.