Opportunity: The Edgemont Youth Press!

Making Our Voices Heard.

The Edgemont Youth Press is a group of youth who are passionate about writing and getting involved in their community. Our group is responsible for publishing monthly pieces for the community newsletter. This newsletter, the Inside Edge, is delivered to more than 6,000 households, apartments, and businesses within the Edgemont Community every month. The writing covers a broad range of topics from interviews with community businesses to issues our youth feel are important to creative writing all in an effort to connect ourselves to the greater community.

This group started back in 2014 as the Youth Reporters exclusively reporting on community businesses but since then has greatly expanded. Along with the name change, the Youth Press has broadened our areas of writing to create an environment where everyone is given the opportunity to make their voice heard. Some previously written topics have included feminism, the importance of community, and the Beyond 4 Walls Conference. Click here to browse recent newsletters for which we have created content.

We welcome anyone from grade seven up who either live in the Edgemont Community or attend one of the community’s designated schools. Not only do we provide a supportive environment for youth to enhance their writing skills, but also a welcoming and diverse group in which many memories and friendships are created. Additionally, by joining our little group, you would become a volunteer for the Edgemont Community.

After a little down period, we are planning to restart our monthly articles in the community newsletter in Spring 2018. As we reestablish this club, we are also very open to new suggestions, ideas and plans. Nothing is set in stone. We hope to move forward, with the aim to build community through giving youth a platform of expression.

So if you or anyone may be interested, please shoot us a note at edgemontyouthpress@gmail.com! We would love to invite you out to our first introductory & brainstorming meeting at the Edgemont Community Association on February 13th from 5:30 – 6:30pm.

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