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School-Year Programs

2024 Winter Workshop: Capitol Edition

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Winter Workshop: Capitol Edition. The application is now closed. Students who submitted an application will hear back in mid-January.

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Where democracy-in-action meets journalism-in-action! Step into the shoes of a political reporter at the Capitol. You’ll get behind-the-scenes access and interview legislators, advocates, and staffers.

As a member of the 2024 Winter News Team, you will:

  • Produce meaningful stories explaining 2023 policies to promote civic engagement among teens in your community
  • Learn how to write and cover news at the University of St. Thomas and the Minnesota State Capitol
  • Work with professional journalists, including Capitol reporters from Twin Cities newsrooms
  • Gain civic literacy, journalistic storytelling acumen, and leadership skills

The Winter Workshop is open to all high school students. We are able to accept 15-17 students. Priority applicants will have a strong interest in the following: civic engagement, writing or storytelling, youth voice, politics/policy/government, and the intersections between any of the above. Students will receive a $200 stipend for completing their Winter Workshop story package.

Dates and Times
Saturdays at St. Thomas:
Feb. 10, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Feb. 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday at Capitol:
Feb. 19 (President’s Day), 9 – 3 p.m.

“I continued with ThreeSixty because I love writing, and they provide more than just writing skills, or ways to be a better writer, like career opportunities, school options and mentors that help you with whatever — even just a place where you can safely talk about what is going on around the world.” – Skyler Kuczaboski, ThreeSixty alum

“I’m eternally grateful for ThreeSixty and all the opportunities I have received because of it.” – Maya Shelton-Davies, ThreeSixty alum