Over the summer, participants were given the opportunity to learn the core principles of journalism including how to draft written articles, produce quality multimedia content, meet deadlines, edit content, brainstorm, and work collaboratively with others. Program participants learned how to navigate through these tasks in multi-layered discussions, group projects, and individual projects for the purpose of direct use by Lost Boyz, Inc. The purpose of each project was to create a learning opportunity utilizing the various journalistic disciplines (writing, editing, photography, social media content creation, and podcasting) that would encourage the participants to discover their own unique voice while also learning marketable skills for their future careers.