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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: ThreeSixty Journalism Summer Camps
Sponsoring Organization: UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS

Main Contact
Name: Kenzie O'Keefe
Title: Director
Address: 2115 Summit Ave., Mail 5057
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 245-2647
Web Site:
Curricular area: Fine Arts
Grades Served: 9 , 10 , 11


ThreeSixty students will learn hands-on reporting, writing and multimedia skills during our suite of summer camps. They will produce stories for ThreeSixty Journalism’s print and digital publication and professional publications like the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press, MinnPost, and more. ThreeSixty students are taught by ThreeSixty staff and guest professionals who bring dynamic, real-world journalism and communication experience into the classroom. The students are also mentored by emerging media, strategic communication and digital media arts professionals from around the Twin Cities, with a special focus on BIPOC professionals who share identities with our students. The majority of programming takes place at St. Thomas University's state-of-the-art STEAM building, Schoenecker Center, where students will engage in career and college exploration and leadership training in addition to their storytelling skill development.


RADIO CAMP is offered in partnership with MPR News, KRSM Radio and MIGIZI during the last week of June. Students will produce audio stories related to the arts and conduct field interviews. They will learn to record interviews, write radio scripts, and edit audio from reporters, editors, and technical staff, and they will receive behind-the-scenes tours of MPR and hear broadcast and career tips from newsroom speakers.

MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING INSTITUTE is a three-week immersive experience where students will learn the fundamentals of journalism and narrative justice. In partnership with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, students will explore topics of community healing through the lens of racial health equity. Student reporters will produce written and multimedia stories for professional publication. They will engage in hands-on learning and journalism practice at the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences and work side-by-side with professional mentors to complete projects, which will be published by media partners. They will build their multimedia storytelling toolkit with ethical, technical and entrepreneurial training.

COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP is weeklong camp focused on personal/college essay writing. Students will develop their voice to create—start-to-finish—a polished, adaptable essay for submission to colleges, scholarships, and more, supported by professional volunteers from media industries across the Twin Cities. They will learn to steward challenging or sensitive life experiences for writing and storytelling in ethical and thoughtful ways and sharpen their collaboration, presenting, and leadership skills through activities and peer-to-peer review.

Program Dates

Radio Broadcast Camp (one week camp, June 24-27) Multimedia Storytelling Institute (three week camp, July 8-25) College Essay Workshop (one week camp, August 12-15)

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $1,250
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $100