A Backpack Journalist ™ helps military youth find their “VOICE.” A Backpack Journalist, LLC is an educational services and event support company based in Houston, Texas, providing curriculum, workshops and events for Military Youth 6-11 and 12-18 to assist them through the deployment cycle, including reintegration.
A Backpack Journalist curriculum and training on various media in an open classroom setting and mobile lab, allows military youth to express themselves and help connect with their parents/family/other youth. Our curriculum support events for the Yellow Ribbon Program, YLEAD weekends and CAMPS, weekend retreats that support Military Youth and FRG Volunteer Symposiums. A Backpack Journalist, LLC has a staff of nationally recognized teachers who have years of experience in their subject matter, love of working with youth and appreciate the value and sacrifices that military youth have faced via deployments. A Backpack Journalist, LLC has a national INTERN PROGRAM consisting of military youth who have taken the course, graduated and wish to assist our teachers in a continued learning environment.
NATIONAL EVENTS INCLUDE: NGB Youth Symposium (New Orleans – 2010) NGAUS (Austin, Texas – 2010) All program content is developed and presented by A Backpack Journalist teachers and reviewed by a licensed psychologist experienced in effects of deployment. Positive therapeutic results have been confirmed by the youth participants. Pilot tests results are available upon request, including youth survey response and staff review. Clients include: US Army Reserves, Child & Youth & School Services (Crystal City, Virginia), Texas Military Forces Yellow Ribbon Program (Camp Mabry, Texas), National Guard Bureau Joint Family Programs –Youth Symposium, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana (Washington, DC). National Guard of United States (NGAUS) and National Guard Association of Texas (NGAT) – Austin, Texas 2010. Please see calendar for further bookings and events. A Backpack Journalist also supports volunteer and staff training, providing “pay it forward or force multiply” and customized curriculum.