Directory of High School Workshops

Workshops are available nationwide for high school students and educators to develop the latest reporting, publishing and teaching skills. Please browse the directory.

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  • Alabama

    Multicultural Journalism Workshop
    June 7, 2019 - June 15, 2019 Alabama Scholastic Press Association Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Application deadline: April 1, 2019

    While still in high school, 10 to 15 students are selected to attend an intensive workshop held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama each summer. The workshop emphasizes multimedia reporting, writing, editing, graphics, photography, production and basic communication skills, and participants produce the MJP Journal to showcase what they've learned. Through a partnership with the Alabama Scholastic Press Association, with offices at the University of Alabama, and other high school media organizations, we stay in touch with scholastic publications, advisers and workshop graduates year-round. We work with them to identify potential MJP students, but anyone is encouraged to apply for the workshop by the April 1 application deadline. The resident workshop faculty is augmented by journalists from around the state and nation, so every student has an editor/coach. Many of these mentors stay in touch with their assigned youngsters throughout the year and into their careers. The workshop is hands-on from the first day. In modern news laboratories, students publish a newspaper under the direction of the faculty and visiting professionals. They produce news stories, photos, editorials, columns, reviews and feature packages. Students then repurpose their newspaper copy for online and broadcast. They also study reporting, editing, media economics, new media, and media law, ethics and history. They conduct interviews with newsmakers in Alabama cities, towns and communities. We track graduates and invite them back to work in

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    The Long Weekend Summer Camp
    June 7, 2019 - June 15, 2019 Alabama Scholastic Press Association Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Application deadline: April 1, 2019

    THE LONG WEEKEND: The Alabama Scholastic Press Association invites middle and high school students (grades 6-12) to attend its summer journalism camp, The Long Weekend, on campus in June. Students can attend with or without their media staffs and advisers. The cost for the weekend is $150, which includes room and board, tuition and all meals. The camp is designed to teach creative and efficient ways to communicate through scholastic newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and digital media. It allows students to enjoy a taste of college life and invigorate their interest in scholastic media. The Long Weekend will feature day and evening classes to help participants gain the tools to produce prize-winning results next school year. When festivities and classes wrap up with a showcase by campers, students will have a great start on the upcoming year and will leave with a solid plan for their school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast program, website or literary magazine. If they attend the camp without a staff, they will leave with the skills they need to do great journalism in any medium.

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  • Arizona

    Andy Harvey Broadcast Journalism Workshop
    June 16, 2019 - June 22, 2019 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 1, 2019

    The Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop brings 20 Native American high school students from across Arizona & the Southwest to the NAU Flagstaff campus for a week to learn the “ins and outs” of broadcast journalism. Usually held in June, workshop participants live in dorms on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff and work in the School of Communication’s Student Media Center newsroom and HD studio. Working alongside NAU students and broadcast journalism professionals, the students produce multimedia stories, learn how to conduct interviews and produce a live-to-tape news broadcast covering the day’s local news. This workshop encourages Native American high school students to work together to tell the stories that are most important to them and their communities. We give them the tools to take that first step. This was the vision that the late Andy Harvey who worked to tell the stories important to him at KPNX 12 News in Phoenix. His dream was that the next generation would take up the torch and be the storytellers of their communities.

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    Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute
    June 2, 2019 - June 14, 2019 Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: March 1, 2019

    For two weeks every summer, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication brings top-performing high school students to ASU for two weeks of intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism. It is a competitive application process. Students selected to participate are responsible for their transportation to and from the summer residential program.

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    Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp
    July 14, 2019 - July 27, 2019 Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
    Application deadline: March 1, 2018

    Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp is a special summer camp exclusively for students currently in high school interested in sports journalism. This on-campus journalism summer camp puts participants in the middle of the action covering professional sports teams such as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Rising FC Soccer and Phoenix Mercury.

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    Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students
    June 2, 2019 - June 8, 2019 University of Arizona School of Journalism Tuscon, Arizona
    Application deadline: April 30, 2019

    Students come from around the state of Arizona for an immersive experience in journalism. Participants learn from faculty as well as local reporters and editors about writing, ethics and law, and emerging methods of reporting. Students also pitch, research and write articles during the course of the workshop, and at the end produce a paper, The Chronicle, as well as a website where their work is published.

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  • California

    Mosaic Journalism Workshop
    June 9, 2019 - June 21, 2019 San Jose State University San Jose, California
    Application deadline: March 17, 2019

    The Mosaic summer journalism workshop at San Jose State University offers high school students an introduction to reporting, newswriting, opinion writing, photography, web posting and blogging. We target students in underserved communities in Santa Clara County, including schools that do not offer journalism classes. With a 4-to-1 student-instructor ratio, and with a 2-to-1 student-adult ratio, Mosaic offers intense instruction and guidance from news media professionals. In two weeks students produce a print and online newspaper. San Jose Mercury News reporters, photographers and Mosaic alumni make up the teaching staff.

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    Newsroom By The Bay
    June 30, 2019 - July 7, 2019 Stanford University Stanford, California
    Application deadline: May 1, 2019

    One of the nation’s leading digital journalism camps for high school students, Newsroom by the Bay helps students learn and practice journalism basics using the latest tools in online publishing, digital and social media. NBTB students attend morning classes and work in news teams every afternoon to create and publish stories, photos, videos and social media via their own websites. They are taught by award-winning journalism educators, meet working journalists for master classes and lectures, design a team reporting trip to San Francisco and stay on campus where they enjoy Stanford’s world-class museums and athletic facilities. A Year 1 strand is available for students new to online journalism and Year 2 for returning students and counselors-in-training. Residential students pay $2,545 including tuition, housing, dining, program materials and all field trip and transportation fees; commuters pay $1,545 for tuition, program materials and fees, daily lunches and two dinners. Students need not have digital media or journalism experience to attend. Admissions are rolling but the payment deadline is April 1 and registration packets are due May 1. For more information, email newsroombythebay@gmail.com or click on “Apply” at www.newsroombythebay.com.

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  • Georgia

    UGA Grady College Media & Leadership Academy
    June 16, 2019 - June 21, 2019 University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Athens, Georgia
    Application deadline: May 3, 2019

    The Media & Leadership Academy at Grady College is a residential weeklong program focused on experiential learning. This program is open to rising high school sophomores to seniors interested in the mass communication field. Participants will choose from one of the three offered tracks: Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations or Entertainment. They will develop their skills and work in teams to complete portfolio projects. Nightly activities throughout the week will provide opportunities for participants to network and have fun. This year’s theme is “The Grady Show.”

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  • Illinois

    Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute
    June 30, 2019 - August 2, 2019 Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
    Application deadline: March 18, 2019

    The Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute is a five-week journalism program for about 80 rising high school seniors at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. It covers various aspects of journalism including reporting, writing and editing for print, broadcast and digital media; editorials, columns and blogs; news and feature photography; audio and video. By the end of the summer, students create a body of work, build connections and meet aspiring journalists from around the world. The cost is $5,900, which includes tuition, room and board, and health service fees. The Institute has nearly $100,000 in scholarships and financial aid available for 2019 students.

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  • Iowa

    Media Now - Des Moines
    July 7, 2019 - July 10, 2019 Drake University Des Moines, Iowa
    Application deadline: June 1, 2019

    Join us at Drake University for our third summer in Des Moines, where students and advisers choose a single-track to immerse themselves in for the four days they are with us. Participate in hands-on projects and showcase them in a campus-wide awards ceremony to cap off our time together. It’s an awesome opportunity to deep dive into that area of interest and hone your skills. No matter what level you arrive with, we’ll push you, encourage and train you to move to the next. Classes Include: Editorial Leadership, Beginning Writing, Advanced Writing, Photography, Video, Design, Yearbook, Political Communication, Sports Journalism, Advising Publications and School Newspapers Online (SNO) will be there to help staffs with their online news sites.

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    Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop
    July 21, 2019 - July 25, 2019 University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication Iowa City, Iowa
    Application deadline: June 1, 2019

    For 66 years, the world’s most prestigious writing university has served the country’s best high school journalists at the University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops. Workshoppers are divided by topic such as photo, design, yearbook, investigative reporter, editorial leadership, personal writing. Students live on campus. There are also two online for credit classes for instructions offered.

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  • Kansas

    Flint Hills Publications Workshop
    July 14, 2019 - July 16, 2019 Collegian Media Group at Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas
    Application deadline: June 21, 2019

    Join us in the Little Apple for 2.5 days of Wildcat fun, fellowship and journalism learning with several of the best high school advisers in the Sunflower State. Water balloons, bowling, ping pong tournaments and a pool party are all built into a workshop experience unlike any other!

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  • Kentucky

    Kentucky High School Media Institute
    June 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Application deadline: April 26, 2019

    The annual High School Media Workshops offer four days of hands-on training in either photojournalism or film. Designed to challenge and motivate students these annual workshops are taught by faculty in WKU's nationally recognized School of Journalism & Broadcasting.

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  • Maine

    Institute for Environmental Journalism - Maine Session
    July 1, 2019 - July 12, 2019 InsideClimate News & College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, Maine
    Application deadline: May 15, 2019

    Come join us this summer at the Institute for Environmental Journalism. Learn from award-winning journalists and instructors, immerse yourself in climate science, go off-site on reporting trips, hear from guest speakers, and most importantly spend the afternoons reporting and producing an original piece of publishable journalism they will complete by the end of the Institute.

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  • Massachusetts

    Investigative Reporting Workshop
    July 8, 2019 - July 25, 2019 Boston College Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: May 15, 2019

    Presented with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, this three-week workshop will train students in core journalism skills as well as more advanced investigative techniques such interviewing reluctant sources, filing public document requests and digging through data. Students will apply these lessons during the workshop by reporting as a team outside the classroom, conducting interviews and research from campus and in the city of Boston. This year’s focus: health and safety. As a capstone, students will complete an investigative findings memo, story outline and lead. Students with experience in news writing or journalism, such as working for their high school news site, will benefit most from this workshop. Rochelle Sharpe, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and USA Today, will lead the workshop.

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    Boston University Summer Journalism Institute
    June 24, 2019 - August 2, 2019 Boston University Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: June 14, 2019

    The New England Center for Investigative Reporting presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school students interested in journalism, writing or communications: the Boston University Summer Journalism Institute. During each of three two-week sessions, students learn core journalism skills plus advanced investigative techniques through a mix of instruction, activities and practical application. Each instructor is a working journalist, so students benefit from real-life experience. Each assignment is hands-on, so students apply outside of class what they learn in class. Each day is different, so students engage with the curriculum, campus and city. Beyond journalism activities, students enjoy visits to city museums, shopping and historical sites. Students live on campus in BU residence halls in the heart of Boston near Fenway Park and Kenmore Square. (A commuter option is available.)

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    How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication
    June 24, 2019 - June 26, 2019 New England Scholastic Press Association, Boston Univerity College of Communication Boston, Massachusetts
    Application deadline: June 7, 2019

    Based on participants' priorities, sessions will include how to •keep a journalistic balance •deal with legal and ethical considerations •teach the staff to cover the school and its community •teach the staff to write and edit news, features, sports and opinion along with maintaining a lively forum for student opinion •motivate the staff •teach fundamentals of photojournalism and design •maintain a good relationship with faculty and parents •use special pages, special sections and spreads as training vehicles •plan, set goals and schedule copy flow for print and online •manage the business side •critique the publication •make the most of professional resources. In addition to a variety of lab assignments, participants will present critiques and complete curriculum projects. There will be lectures, discussions and lab work. Sessions will be 10-4 with a break for lunch. The fee is $200. Parking will be available. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 7.

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    New England High School Journalism Collaborative Summer Workshop
    June 22, 2019 - June 29, 2019 New England High School Journalism Collaborative Boston Massachusetts
    Application deadline: February 26, 2019

    All-expense-paid program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. The program is in partnership with The Boston Globe, Regis College, Simmons College and the New England Newspaper and Press Association.

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  • Missouri

    Media Now - St. Louis
    June 24, 2019 - June 26, 2019 Webster University St. Louis, Missouri
    Application deadline: June 1, 2019

    Join us at Webster University for a day camp experience presented conference-style. We are offering over 100 different topics to fill your schedule and melt your mind. Choose from a variety of critique sessions, leadership trainings and best practices for storytelling to round out your three-day experience with us. Workshop sessions span in topics from design, writing, photography and video to web design, social media and iPhone storytelling. You’ll have an opportunity to deep dive into illustrations, infographics, video stand-ups, interviewing techniques, photo essays and mobile video editing. Special tracks and hands-on workshops will also be available. This Media Now Day Camp format at Webster will be offered June 24 – 26, 2019 running 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Learn from professional journalists, collegiate faculty and high school advisers.

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  • New Jersey

    Summer Journalism Workshop
    June 26, 2019 - June 27, 2019 Montclair State University Montclair, New Jersey
    Application deadline: April 15, 2019

    A program for high school students designed to prepare them for college and potential fields of study within journalism and communications. Students will engage in hands-on training with various forms of communication media and will learn reporting skills across multiple platforms.

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    Hugh N. Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop for New Jersey High School Students at Rutgers University
    July 19, 2019 - July 28, 2019 Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey
    Application deadline: April 15, 2019

    The Boyd Workshop is a 10-day journalism boot camp dedicated to inspiring a diverse group of talented high school students to pursue careers in journalism, and developing and improving skills in writing and editing as well as digital media skills. Admission is competitive. Students attend on full scholarship and all expenses, including room and board, are covered by the program.

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    Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
    August 2, 2019 - August 12, 2019 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey
    Application deadline: February 15, 2019

    The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is a free journalism and college preparatory program for current high school juniors from low-income backgrounds who are interested in journalism. During our intensive 10-day summer program, students engage in workshops, lectures, and activities led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and PSJP alumni. The program culminates in the publication of the student-produced Princeton Summer Journal. During the senior year, students are also matched with a volunteer college counselor, a professional journalist or program alum, who will guide them through the college application process. To apply, visit psjp.princeton.edu.

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  • New York

    Institute for Environmental Journalism - NYC Session
    July 15, 2019 - July 26, 2019 InsideClimate News & The New School New York, New York
    Application deadline: May 15, 2019

    Come join us this summer at the Institute for Environmental Journalism. Learn from award-winning journalists and instructors, immerse yourself in climate science, go off-site on reporting trips, hear from guest speakers, and most importantly spend the afternoons reporting and producing an original piece of publishable journalism they will complete by the end of the Institute.

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    Summer Academy at The King's College
    July 28, 2019 - August 2, 2019 The King's College New York, New York
    Application deadline: May 15, 2019

    Summer Academy at The King’s College is a week-long camp designed for high school students who love ideas and want to understand the moral and intellectual foundations of modern society from a biblical worldview. Through original source readings, lectures, and discussions you will broaden your understanding of the ideas that animate our society. You will experience New York City through visits to museums, historic sites, activities, discussions, and other attractions. Summer Academy students can choose to study under one of the following tracks: Sports & Entertainment Journalism, Arts & Culture Reporting, Visual Storytelling & Design, Philosophy & the Good Life, Economics of Foreign Aid and Christian Leadership and the American Founding.

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    CSPA Summer Journalism Workshop
    June 23, 2019 - June 28, 2019 Columbia University New York, New York
    Application deadline: May 18, 2019

    Presented by CSPA and hosted by Columbia University, the annual Summer Journalism Workshop is a week-long conference offering sequences focused on either writing, editing, management or advanced design. For secondary school students and teachers from schools in the U.S. and international schools following an American plan of education.

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    NYU Urban Journalism Workshop
    July 8, 2019 - July 17, 2019 NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York, New York
    Application deadline: April 24, 2019

    The Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University is designed to develop the next generation of great journalists. A diverse group of 20 high school juniors and seniors attending schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City or in nearby suburbs of the Tri-State metropolitan region (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut only) will come together to spend 10 days attending an intensive and rewarding journalism “boot-camp” held at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

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  • North Carolina

    Carolina Sports Journalism Camp
    June 26, 2019 - June 29, 2019 School of Media and Journalism/UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: April 1, 2019

    The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp is now accepting applications. Rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in sports and media are encouraged to apply. This four-day residential workshop will include instructional sessions on sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports photography and much more. Students will be housed on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The camp will feature visiting sports reporters and sports personalities. Students will take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities. They will cover a press conference, write a sports feature story and experience what it's like to work on a sports media deadline. Registration fee of $550 for in-state students and $1,100 for out-of-state students covers lodging, meals, instruction, press pass and camp T-shirt.

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    Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media
    July 7, 2019 - July 11, 2019 School of Media and Journalism/UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: March 15, 2019

    The 2019 Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media will be held July 7-11. The Chuck Stone Program welcomes students of varying diversity, including but not limited to religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and gender. The 12 students accepted to the program will learn from classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice and professional mentors. The workshop will feature multi-platform storytelling and writing.

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    North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute
    June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019 N.C. Scholastic Media Association/UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Application deadline: June 1, 2019

    The North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute will be June 17-20 in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism. High school journalism students and their advisers are invited to enroll. This intensive four-day workshop teaches innovative and effective ways of communicating through scholastic media. Instructors from across the state and nation offer their expertise in news (online, broadcast and print sequences), yearbook, literary magazine, photojournalism and design. Students have the opportunity to create a news broadcast, develop a workshop newspaper, collaborate on an online news site, participate in a leadership boot camp or register for a creativity boot camp. Workshop tuition scholarships are available for North Carolina students.

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  • Ohio

    CSJ Advanced Advising Workshop
    July 14, 2019 - July 20, 2019 Center for Scholastic Journalism Kent, Ohio
    Application deadline: March 1, 2019

    At no cost to attendees, the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State is offering a week-long immersive workshop for advisers with at least five years experience to help them upgrade their skills and expand their knowledge. Topics include digital content management, solutions journalism, data reporting and augmented reality. University creditor CEUs available also available.

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  • Oregon

    OJEA Summer Adviser Workshop
    July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019 Oregon Journalism Education Association Ashland, Oregon
    Application deadline: June 15, 2019

    The OJEA Summer Adviser Workshops are back! We will be returning to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon for the workshops July 22-25, 2019. We will be offering strands in Print Publications, Web/Multi-Media, and Broadcast Journalism. Whether you are a veteran or beginner, the workshops will have valuable content for you. This is a great opportunity to improve your skills, log PDU or CTE hours and get college credit if you choose. After hours, enjoy the nationally respected Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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    Next Generation Storytelling
    June 23, 2019 - June 28, 2019 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon
    Application deadline: May 17, 2019

    Next Generation Storytelling is a summer residential experience at the University of Oregon that will empower high school students to develop their critical thinking, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills while building strong voices as effective communicators. With a focus on emerging technology and media, NGS immerses residents in current and future best practices in journalism, media studies, advertising, and public relations. Students will participate in hands-on, experiential learning through courses that challenge them to explore journalism and media. They will also hear from featured speakers ranging from prominent journalists to executives of major media companies. The program will also offer the opportunity to see modern working media facilities. Program costs $950.

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