Applications are open to join the Student Advisory Board. (HS Insider)


Apply to join the HSI Student Advisory Board this fall

This school year, be a student leader with HSI. Apply by August 16.
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August 2, 2023

High School Insider’s Student Advisory Board is a powerful team of young leaders. They work hard to make HSI an active, engaging community of writers, readers and thinkers.

Every year, SAB members create a vision for HS Insider content initiatives and pursue their own stories related to the topic. They collaborate on multimedia stories like photo series or podcasts. They develop tools and resources that help student journalists grow as reporters. They plan and execute events (some virtual events on Zoom and some in-person in the Los Angeles area) that bring students and journalists together to learn from one another. In short, SAB is a place for students who want to learn and lead.

This fall, SAB members will produce podcast episodes on unique issues, events and people in their communities for a new HSI series called “Is This Thing On?”

(No prior podcasting experience is required.)

If you are a dedicated high school storyteller who wants to get more involved in HS Insider, apply to become a Student Advisory Board member!

SAB members must:

  • Be available to meet by video call every other Monday from 5-6:30 p.m. (PST) on the following Mondays:
    • August 28
    • September 11, 25
    • October 9, 23
    • November 6, 27
    • December 11
  • Participate in story series, content initiatives and other journalistic projects (check out past projects like Message to my next president 2020 and Minds Matter)
  • Collaborate with other board members through online chats
  • Come with creativity; share your thoughts on how HS Insider can connect with new students and engage them in writing, covering and discussing issues that matter to them
  • Be curious and invested in learning new skills to grow as a writer, reporter, photographer and more


  • Opportunities to meet and learn from L.A. Times journalists and staff members
  • Chance to connect with high school writers from across Southern California and the country
  • Extra support on journalistic projects including written, video, audio and social media pieces

What has SAB done in the past? Here are links to some past projects:

Members of the Student Advisory Board led the successful Immigration & project, and Change Starts with Us. Their involvement included pitching the concept, editing student work and writing their own pieces SAB helps plan events and our involvement in the Festival of Books

Apply here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

If you have any questions, email Rebecca Castillo at

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