Sports Writing Workshop

Three of our interns attend a sports writing workshop every week, hosted by Truestar Foundation. Below is what Dedrick Bell has been learning: I have learned a lot at Truestar. I have learned to communicate with people more effectively and I have become a better networker — meaning walking up to a person I have never seen nor met before and telling them …

Six Degrees of Separation

Below is an article about the classic theory of Six Degrees of Separation and how it helps organizations:  Basically what the Six Degrees of Separation is is a process that helps non-profit businesses like Lost Boyz Inc get around where more people would know about it. For example, what if I know a person who knows a superstar, then when …

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Social Media Knowledge

Last Saturday, our interns learned about blogging and social media outlets. Below are two articles:  “What are the causes of blogging? And why do people blog?”  Saturday we talked about blogging. People blog to give out information, and just to talk about things. People blog because people on the other side need that information to see what the big thing is today. Blogging …

Visit to Garfield Conservatory

Last weekend, our interns and baseball players visited the Garfield Conservatory on the West side of Chicago. Following is an article written by Dorian Hudson. “Why does the Garfield Conservatory tend to attract more visitors from outside of its own neighborhood? And what could make the local residents more willing to visit?” The Garfield Conservatory tends to attract more visitors …

The Four P’s of Marketing

On Saturdays, our interns learn about various aspects of Marketing and Marketing Research. Below is an article about the Four P’s of Marketing, written by Darkell Fryer. Last Saturday, we learned about the four p’s of marketing. The first P would be product, such as what a company sells. Examples include burgers, clothing, jewelry and other items. The second P would …

Anti-Bullying

Recently, our interns and our baseball players went to an Anti Bullying Summit downtown at the Access Living Center. Below is a report of the summit from one of our talented journalists, August Averett: What is bullying? I don’t think there is an agreed definition for bullying. It can take many forms physical, verbal, and Mental. They all can deliberately …