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High School Programs

We offer programs for high school students who want to learn more about journalism and media. These programs allow you to explore the field, build your skills, get a better understanding of journalism today, network with industry professionals and meet Medill students and faculty.

Programs for high school students

Medill Cherubs

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Medill Cherubs

This five-week summer journalism institute, also known as the cherub program, is for rising seniors seeking the inside scoop on professional journalism and looking to connect with peers who are just as passionate about pursuing this career.

Learn more about Medill Cherubs

Medill Media Teens

Medill Media Teens interview someone on the street in Chicago

Medill Media Teens

A collaboration between Medill and the Gary Comer Youth Center on Chicago’s South Side, Medill Media Teens helps at-risk high school students experiment with video, audio, photography and website production.

Learn more about Medill Media Teens

High School Journalism Day

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High School Journalism Day

Each fall, we host High School Journalism Day, a weekday filled with journalism workshops, a student panel discussion and an inspiring keynote presentation by a renowned journalist. Schools from across the Chicago metropolitan area are invited to participate.

Learn more about High School Journalism Day