ThreeSixty Journalism



RYONE’S ANGLE ThreeSixty Journalism empowers diverse students with valuable leadership and storytelling skills, prepares them for college and career success, and fosters more representative truth telling.

ThreeSixty invites highly motivated high school students to discover and amplify their voices through immersive college success programming. E SIXTY

THREE 6 journalism workshops offered over 2022 summer. lens WE VIEW THE WORLD THROUGH A DIFFERENT 17 states where ThreeSixty Our Mission ThreeSixty empowers diverse students to find their voices and amplify their stories to drive narrative change. alums are currently attending college or university. 76 program alums engaged with ThreeSixty (program year ending May 31, 2022). 72% of participants identify as BIPOC (program year ending May 31, 2022). 22 ThreeSixty alums attended St. Thomas over 2021-22 academic year.




Kai Sanchez Avila, 2019 ThreeSixty Scholar Sanchez Avila (she/her) is the 2019 ThreeSixty Scholar and a journalism major at St. Thomas. She’s a freelance contributor at BLCK Press, founded by Georgia Fort. Sanchez Avila spent summer 2022 as an intern with Mai N. Moua Law Office, where she got hands-on experience in immigration law. She is considering attending law school after undergraduate graduation.

Jos Morss, 2020 ThreeSixty Scholar Morss (they/them) is a journalism and elementary education double major at St. Thomas, with a minor in theology. You’ll often find Morss gallivanting around campus – often spilling their coffee in The Loft – ogling dogs, adventuring on Grand Avenue and re-reading books.

THREE France Aravena, 2021 ThreeSixty Scholar Aravena (they/them) is the 2021 ThreeSixty Scholar and a strategic communication major at St. Thomas, minoring in English and political science. During the fall 2021 semester, Aravena worked as a reporter and photographer for TommieMedia, St. Thomas’ student-led news website. “Being a ThreeSixty alum has connected me with some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met and is giving me opportunities I could never even dream of,” Aravena said.

Gwynnevere Vang, 2022 ThreeSixty Scholar and inaugural The New York Times Corps member Vang (she/her) joined ThreeSixty in summer 2020, participated in journalism classes at Tartan High School and published the school’s Plaid Press. Vang said winning the scholarship is a big honor for her as well as her family. “I’m the first grandchild in my family to go to college, and with a full-tuition scholarship, so it sets the bar for succession and motivation for the younger generations.”

“I will never forget the way ThreeSixty Journalism helped me find and refine my voice as a young Black woman and a developing writer.” Ayo Olagbaju, ThreeSixty alum and 2021 Dow Jones News Fund Scholar

“ThreeSixty Journalism was the start of a journey for me. Thinking about how far I have come as a writer and journalist with the program is amazing, but the connections and relationships I’ve built are even more valuable.” Zekriah Chaudhry, 2018 ThreeSixty Scholar, St. Thomas class of 2022

E SIXTY “Diversity and equity in journalism are key to improving the livelihood of underreported and misrepresented communities. Accurately reporting the stories around me is what pushes me to a career in journalism.” Faaya Adem, ThreeSixty alum; 2022 Dow Jones News Fund Scholar; and member, inaugural The New York Times Corps

Your investment amplifies emerging voices. Narrative change and creating more inclusive worldviews are monumental tasks. Imagine, though, the 360-degree view, where there is plenty of room for everyone when we reach the top. Your support of ThreeSixty Journalism empowers diverse students for college and career success, and fosters more representative truth telling. Learn more at .


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