Hands on Scholastic Journalism for youth!

A Backpack Journalist

Hands on Scholastic Journalism for youth!

A Backpack Journalist

Hands on Scholastic Journalism for youth!

A Backpack Journalist













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:

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Club Beyond (www.mycm.org/ClubBeyond)  Military Community Youth Ministries

Club Beyond

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!


signature logoThe 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.

A Back Pack Journalist Unpredictable





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.


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