Former youth reporter Brizette Castellanos displays her first article in the Boyle Heights Beat. Photo by Gus Ruelas
Photo by Gus Ruelas
Photo by Gus Ruelas

Are you a teenager who lives or attends school in Boyle Heights?
Have you ever thought about reporting for your community on topics of health, art and culture or local heroes?

Now is your chance!

Boyle Heights Beat is currently seeking youth reporters to participate in an internship program beginning in late July.

Since 2011, students from the area’s high schools have been mentored by professional journalists to produce a bilingual quarterly newspaper”” por y para la comunidad.

Youth reporters have an opportunity to be a voice for their community through storytelling””by learning the basics of journalism and interviewing politicians, community leaders, artists and citizens on various topics affecting their neighborhood. In addition to published stories in our print editions, student work is also published on our English and Spanish websites.

Interested students must either be Boyle Heights residents or be enrolled in one of Boyle Heights’ high schools, and must commit to regular meetings and assignments to complete their stories.

For more information on the commitment email us at with your name, age, grade, school and phone number or call us at (323)834-9752

To apply, fill out an application here. or

If you prefer, you can also download an application here and:
1. Email it to or
2. Mail it to 1000 S. Fremont Ave Unit 83, Alhambra, CA 91803
3. Turn in it at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center ATT: Joe Diaz

Application deadline has been extended until May 30!

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Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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