top of page


Untitled design (20).png

What We Offer

The Early Excellence Broadcasting and Journalism program is set up to prepare youth to become community reporters equipped with the skills to go out into their own neighborhoods and discover the positive stories that normally do not get the attention they deserve in mainstream news.


We offer teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives, their communities, and their futures. Teens have the freedom to write about everything from success stories, job opportunities, college planning and community service. We believe that telling positiive stories creates a positive environment in which young people can thrive. Our hope is that these feel-good stories encourage not only other teens, but everyone in the community to be the best they possibly can.

Print Journalism

If you love to write, our print journalism program is perfect for you. Learn how to make your printed pieces stand out and get noticed by some of the largest media companies in the industry. See examples of award-winning articles and learn from seasoned professionals.

Audio Broadcasting

Do you love to talk? Pull up a seat and get behind the microphone. News travels in many different ways, and audio has created several new avenues to spread the positive word about what's happening in our neighborhoods. Come on in and tell your story on Early E's podcast.

Video Broadcasting

The spotlight is yours! Take your chance to get in front of the camera and tell positive news stories from your perspective. You can also get behind the camera and direct the show. The sky is the limit.

Web Coding

The media has grown so much over the last decade digitally, it has opened up so many opportunities on the digital side. If you're not excited about storytelling, you can build the structures that support it by becoming proficient on the web.

PIO Program

PIO – Public Information Officer Program

Youth Public Information Officer

Early Excellence is not just working to promote individuals in the community, we’re also looking to partner with other organizations that are making an impact for the good of those in the local area. We’re a non-profit that wants to connect to other non-profits to elevate their efforts as well.

This program is offered to all non-profits so that youth can share the good work of their programs on all
of Early Excellence’s news outlets. This will give others a chance to see the opportunities and
pride of the nonprofit they are involved in and what better way to market the excitement of the great work
that program is doing. This is a wonderful marketing opportunity for any non-profit organization.

Early Excellence PIO responsibilities
It doesn’t matter if you work for a volunteer, combination or full-time career agency, every department
needs a designated PIO. Let’s consider the many roles and responsibilities of the PIO.

The PIO’s most important function is to provide information to the public. The PIO is an extension of the
the management staff of the marketing department.

The PIO stands next to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the non-profit, obtaining information to be
disseminated as needed. If the situation calls for releasing life-changing information that your program
or event is offering, it must be done immediately. Your Early Excellence PIO will already know who to
contact to host a media event in our news network, how to make notifications using the Early Excellence
Breaking News option on all of Early Excellence's social media, and YouTube Channel Outlets.

Non-Profit Company Promotion: Organizations often need the support of the community. This program keeps the community aware of your organization’s activities and makes it easier to get that support when you need it.

Non–Profit Volunteer Recruitment: Non- Profits are always looking for new personnel. The Early
Excellence PIO can provide the community with volunteering information.

Media liaison: The community needs a reliable contact person, and the company needs to continuously communicate to the community its wonderful work.

Education: Whether it is education, events or even service-related information, the PIO can
employ the media, give talks at schools and civic groups, or use the Early Excellence social media and
news network to spread the word. Their message can reach thousands of people at a time.


Social media gurus: Social media is fast-paced and time-consuming and here to stay. Before social
media, PIOs disseminated information to others; it was a one-way street. With social media, the
information-sharing and consumption have become a two-way street. PIOs are not only sending out
information, but they are also receiving information, many times direct from the public. PIOs can answer
specific questions directed to them. There are various social media platforms, and the PIO needs to
know which one to use for each situation.

Neighborhood Journalist Teams

Solutions & Positive Journalism

Organizations, Schools, Civic Leagues, Etc.

Each student will highlight their new knowledge and hands-on experience to create and produce stories for broadcast and digital platforms, for school broadcast platforms/social media, and future broadcast internships.

Journalists have the power to shape society’s perception through what they choose to cover and how they choose to write the story. Early Excellence will focus on more positive stories featuring our youth. Our goal is not ratings nor money; it’s creating a positive culture in which youth can thrive. We want Early E to be a resource for students to sharpen their writing skills and to get well-deserved praise for doing the right things. 

It is not our goal to report the problems but to give our youth a platform to express creative ideas filled with solutions.

When a church, school,  civic league, or any other organization partners with Early Excellence, they will be creating opportunities when they assemble a team of youth with ambitions of becoming broadcasters or simply just have a interest in making their community better.

Tell us what which program is best for you

Choose Your Program

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page