"Training to be a journalist with Voice K is about training to be confident.” That’s what I have always believed. Voice K hopes to provide to all kids the equal opportunity to be confident and creative, no matter what they do. Summer 2013 was a celebrative season for Voice K, as we successfully completed our Future Journalist Training Program sponsored by United Way of Peel and Region Peel. We have also trained many new journalists through our summer camp program. Voice K is growing steadily and we are thankful for all of our supportive parents and community partners.
This combined Summer & Fall issue focuses on the children’s various summer travelling experiences and Halloween activities. Our journalists really love to explore the world; they have travelled from Amsterdam to Barcelona, as well as many community events in the GTA. We hope to bring back our readers’ favourite summer memories and explore with us together.
Halloween is one of children’s favourite festivals. Parents also love to see kids in costumes and being creative. Our Top Ten Halloween Ideas is an article provided by kids age 8 to 13, featuring costumes that you can make on your own.
Sometimes, we are very surprised by children’s opinions and knowledge. How to Pass a Canadian Bill is an extremely educating article. I have to admit that I have learned so much about Canadian politics from our young writer, James Newman.
In our summer camps this year, we have added video editing components for the children. We believe every child should learn how to take good photos and edit their own videos in this era of new media. As I have mentioned to the Voice K parents, being a journalist can mean many things, and one of them is the ability to adapt to constant change. Voice K is a great training place for that. Training to become a journalist means training to become a leader.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”