April showers bring May flowers, but did you know June brings ThreeSixty’s summer programs at University of St. Thomas?
ThreeSixty hosts its annual summer camps starting on June 13 with two sessions of College Essay Boot Camp. This year, ThreeSixty will partner again with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Girls Inc. Eureka! from June 13 – 17. Students in the program will write a personal essay to submit for college applications. Students enrolled in this camp will work side-by-side with professionals, meet key Admissions people at St. Thomas and learn from ThreeSixty staff.
News Reporter Academy will be the second camp, held over nine days from June 21-24, and June 27- July 1. Students enrolled in this camp will be get first-hand experience on improving their reporting skills and will also have the opportunity to publish a news article. Past stories have appeared in the ThreeSixty Magazine, Pioneer Press and Star Tribune. This year’s stories will be in collaboration with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN, which is also a partner for TV Camp.
TV Camp will take place at the end of summer, from July 25-29. Students in this program will get first hand exposure of behind the scenes of TV broadcast journalism. The award-winning camp in partnership with the Center for Prevention will continue exploring the theme of racism as a public health crisis, with a special focus on mental health in historically marginalized communities. Students will pair up with a reporter, photographer and editor to produce a story ready for air by the end of the week.
Radio Camp takes place on June 27 – 30 with returning sponsors MPR News, KRSM Radio, American Indian Family Center and MIGIZI. Students will produce stories about indigenous communities. TV and Radio camps will both offer advanced students a $590 equity stipend for completing the program.
As ThreeSixty sees more advanced students continue with the program, two new camps will be offered this summer, allowing for special skills development. The Emerging Media weeks focus on topics related to journalism, digital media arts and strategic communication.
The first camp is a three-day Sportswriting Workshop from July 6 – 8. Students will be sideline reporters for the Minnesota Lynx with support from the Star Tribune as part of the Junior Reporters Program. Up to five advanced students will work with mentors to complete their stories.
The second Emerging Media week is from July 18 – 22 and called PR & Advertising Camp. ThreeSixty students will create a campaign under the guidance of St. Thomas Emerging Media professors.