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Apply to volunteer

Want to share your passion for journalism and the First Amendment with students in your community? Apply to become a #Press4Education volunteer.

Request a journalist to visit your classroom

Fill out this form, and we'll match you with a #Press4Education volunteer.

#Press4Education webinar series

Get e-learning help from SPJ's J-ed team today! #Press4Education's webinar series provides on-demand lesson plans, presentations and other resources to journalists looking to share their knowledge with students.

SPJ and the Journalism Education Association are looking to match journalists and K-12 teachers in a nationwide effort to bring more journalism education to schools. The project, called #Press4Education, provides lesson plans, presentations and other resources to journalists who want to volunteer to share their knowledge.

The J-Ed Committee has developed Power Point presentations, information sheets and other resources volunteers may access to help with their school visits. In addition, committee members are ready to support volunteers by providing tips and assistance in making the presentations.

Topics include:

If you’re interested in sharing your passion for journalism and the First Amendment to students in your community, fill out this volunteer form. You will then be matched with a teacher who has requested a journalist to visit their classroom. You and the teacher will agree on a date and presentation topic, then a member of the J-Ed Committee will give you the supporting materials related to your topic.

Feel free to share your experience on social media using #Press4Education, and be sure to let the J-Ed Committee know how the presentation went.

Questions? Email Meredith Cummings.

Thank you for considering participating in this important project. Your knowledge and expertise will help shape the way future generations view journalism.

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