Calling all teenagers in York County! Interested in getting your work professionally edited, and published online and in print? Having an impact on York County and beyond? Talking with other teens about issues at school and in your neighborhoods?
Consider joining the York Daily Record/Sunday News Teen Takeover staff. Members will interview sources, write one or two stories a month, post to the Teen Takeover blog and attend a monthly meeting.
Interested applicants between the ages of 14 and 17 should send the following information:
– A cover letter stating why you are applying for the program and why you should be chosen. In addition, pitch a story idea to us: Summarize what a specific story might be about.
– Be sure to include your full name, grade and school with the letter. Also include your phone number and email address. If you’d like to include social media information such as your Twitter handle, please do so.
– Two samples of your writing (articles, essays, term papers or short stories)
– Two letters of recommendation from references such as a teacher, guidance counselor, coach or neighbor (not your parents).
Applications for 2015-16 are due May 5, 2015. If accepted, you will be invited to a summer orientation.
Send your applications to York Daily Record, Teen Takeover c/o Ashley May, 1891 Loucks Road, York, PA 17408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.