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Educators and Youth Journalists: follow the actions below to begin.

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Both Youth Journalists and Educators can learn everything they need to know via our guidelines.

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Educators first register their school and create a group, then give a generated code to Youth Journalists who register themselves.

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Civic Journalism for Rural Youth is part of the National Writing Project’s family of youth publishing projects, all gathered under the Writing Our Future initiative.

Writing Our Future projects are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings. All projects are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. NWP is committed to supporting young people’s writing and civic participation by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth writing, media creation, sharing, and publishing.