Role Models Today
An Online Publication By Youth For Youth
Role Models Today, an online publication, publishes upbeat articles by youth and for youth. It gives aspiring journalists an opportunity to present high-interest stories and share vital information about life. Related activities include shadowing, internship and networking opportunities with professional journalists, business partners and educators. The publication promotes citizenship, character and personal responsibility through highlighting role models.
This online publication
for youth by youth has become an important presence in the lives
of young people. This publication is hosted by the University of
Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Through RMT
students publish articles, photographs and videos, read high-interest
stories to which they can relate, receive recognition for their
accomplishments, participate in valuable workshops, and learn vital
information important to success.
RMT is owned
and published by Role Models Foundation, Inc., 4300 N.W. 23rd Avenue,
PMB 144, P.O. Box 147050, Gainesville, FL 32614-7050.
Role Models Foundation, Inc. was founded by Bill Maxwell and was incorporated in 1995 as a 501 (c)(3) Florida
non-profit corporation operating exclusively for educational, charitable
and scientific purposes to serve youth, with emphasis on those
who experience barriers.
The St. Petersburg
Times was instrumental in helping the foundation launch the
Role Models newsletter, which evolved into Role Models
Today newspaper with the assistance of the Ocala Star-Banner.
In 1999 the newspaper went online as Role Models Today,
for youth by youth, hosted at the University
Role Models Foundation, with Role Models Today as its
main engine, teaches by example and dedicates itself to developing
both journalists and productive citizens and future generations
- To model professionalism in journalism
and to offer training for aspiring writers, photographers and
- To encourage and enable young
people to succeed
- To build skills, to give vital
information about life, to show what works and what does not work,
to build character and to develop a lifelong network of friends
- To promote citizenship and to
help young people serve their communities
- To recognize young people for
their accomplishments and to help them attain their educational
and career goals
- To broaden the horizons, perspectives
and expectations of young people
- To counteract negative stereotyping
- To inspire scientific endeavors that improve our communities and the natural world.
Star-Banner, St. Petersburg Times, The
Gainesville Sun, University of Florida College of Journalism
and Communications, and Santa Fe College and Alachua and Bradford School Districts Career Pathways Consortium.
Models Foundation Board of Directors and Officers
Angela Clifford, Santa Fe College
Ernestine Johnson, Consultant
Bill Maxwell, St. Petersburg Times
Charles Harris, University of Florida College of Journalism and
Billie Monroe, RMF Board Chair and President, Santa Fe
- Summer Journalism Visitation Program
at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
- Publishing of Role Models
Today Online Publication
- Annual Role Models
Today Writing Contest
- Annual Environmental Stewardship Award
- Career Shadowing, Networking and
Can I Help?
Foundation activities are supported by tax-exempt gifts and
contributions of individuals and business partners like you.
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