Two years ago The Media Academy started a unique E-mail Mentor Program. Each student in the Media Academy was appointed a mentor that is working in any media catagory. These mentors work at print and broadcast journalism across the country. Over 220 adults volunteered. The mentors also gave some of the students writing assignments to practice and refine their skills. Communication via email allows students to “meet” mentors regardless how far away they are or what hours they work.