Elevating the voices of student writers and reporters.
Olympian Carmelita Jeter
Student reporter Olivia Hancock interviews Carmelita “The Jet” Jeter, a top American sprinter with three Olympic medals and a world record.
The PGS Reporter program prepares multicultural youth for careers in the media industry. The wellness journalism program is unlike traditional career development programs in that students work virtually via email, and phone or video-conference in high school until they graduate from college.
During the multi-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate and small business operations and develop critical career skills (e.g., social media marketing, public relations, technology, news research, graphic design, promotion, fundraising, etc.) for the modern day workforce.
Students earn scholarship funds for college expenses at the end of their annual term.
Academic excellence is also a key component of the program—students are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and meet program requirements to remain in good standing. SWEAT MAKES CENTS works closely to monitor each student’s academic progress and to maximize the student’s experience and productivity while in the program.
Annually, we work with 6 active students nationwide from August 1st to April 31st of the academic calendar year.
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
The PGS Reporter program is more than just important to me. Participating in this program has been a life-changing experience that has provided me with a clearer vision when it comes to my career path. Over the years, I've been able to develop my skills as a journalist and make valuable connections with the interviews I've done. It has allowed me to create a portfolio of work that I am proud of and has revealed my capabilities as a writer. Also, it’s helped me increase my confidence, work ethic, creativity, and has shown me all the possible career paths in journalism.
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All applicants for our Wellness Journalism Program must be female, between the ages of 17-22, a registered student in high school or an accredited US college, have an interest in or majoring in mass communications / journalism, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and a legal US resident.