A Backpack Journalist staff work behind the scenes to connect with agencies, non-profits, educational institutions and “in the news” groups. The list included here rotates and changes often. If you’d like us to consider your organization, or “news” please contact:
ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY – Family Programs
In 2011 and 2012, A Backpack Journalist held workshops and made presentations at the AUSA Family Programs – Forums.
Please see our landing page for two video stories that will share our experiences at the 2012 event, and then on our You Tube site for the 2011 event.
Ihigh.com is a portal that offers websites and on line streaming and broadcast support to 9500 high schools and event associations around the world. Coming soon, A backpack journalist is providing our “Backpack J” modules in a video on line. Plus, live broadcasts of our gifted teachers at work at workshops and events.!
Club Beyond (www.mycm.org/ClubBeyond) Military Community Youth Ministries
A Backpack Journalist film team visited the Ft. Benning, Georgia club and that began the backpackers’ journey with the youth and staff at Club Beyond. The short film that we produced is available on our website, and Club Beyond is one of our sponsors for our Radio Show via the MAC – Military Appreciation Channel – set to launch February 14, 2013
Club Beyond is where fun, friends and faith connect!
The GI FILM FESTIVAL is held annually in Washington, DC. In 2012, we covered the festival, and in 2013, we have challenged our film making youth to submit films! We also have extended our overall curriculum to include short documentary development.
April of each year is designated as the month of the military Child. A Backpack Journalist provides content such as projects and event ideas, provides a website that shares ideas for the commands and local FRG’s, and also a tool for “Unpredictable” to store it’s stories on line.
Unpredictable – the life of the military child!
A collection of stories from military children around the globe. The coining on “Unpredictable” came about when Evan Clark, Ft. Meade, Maryland was asked to describe his life as a military child. He said: “Unpredictable” . Evan and the backpackers are out now collecting stories and will be posting on www.monthofthemilitarychild. There is also a short documentary planned.
Emory University/BraveheartVeterans Program.
A Backpack Journalist provided research and a series of articles/letters/essays by military youth as it related to a parent/or sibling coming back from deployment with an injury that could have included PTSD.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund/The Education Center at the Wall
in 2012 and now in 2013, A Backpack Journalist has partnered with the VVMF.org. In 2012, Backpackers attended and reported on the TWTH – The wall that heals!. This is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial – “The Wall” that resides on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
An honorarium payment is made to the “Backpacker” for attending and collecting the stories of the Vietnam Veterans who visit TWTH. All stories are to become a part of THE EDUCATION CENTER, and posted on the VVMF.org blog.
FOR AUSA – October 2012:
Scoutcomms – representing Home Depot Foundation
Scoutcomm provides support for the Veterans Program that Home Depot supports.
Frederick Wellman is the CEO, and a Veteran.