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Offering High School Students
An Ivy League Education

 We connect curious young minds with mentors at the tops of their fields. From journalism to business to college admissions, our students learn from the best and leave our conferences ready to make a difference in the world.

Students From 100+ Countries

Led by Harvard Students

Harvard Alumni & Industry Professionals

5 Conferences
& Competitions

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“The conference offered invaluable perspectives from not only a variety of college Crimson staff, but from a multitude of voices in the professional field of journalism. I also found myself becoming far more adept in the plethora of different sectors of work that go into releasing a publication and journaling as a whole!”
- Crimson Journalism Summit 2021


About Us

Founded in 1873, The Harvard Crimson is the official student newspaper of Harvard University, and the oldest continuously published daily college newspaper in The United States. The Crimson spans ten boards: News, Business, Editorial, Arts, Blog, Design, Magazine, Multimedia, Sports, and Technology. Countless Crimson alumni have gone on to make history in journalism, business, public service, and politics; distinguishable figures include Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Steve Ballmer, Linda Greenhouse, Jim Cramer, Susan Wojcicki  and more. ​

The Global Programs branch of The Harvard Crimson runs educational programs for high school students centered on journalism, business, and college admissions. Our events aim to provide motivated, aspiring students with the resources and mentorship they need to recognize their full potential. Through inviting dedicated Crimson editors, notable alumni, industry leaders, and Harvard professors, our programs prepare students with skills critical to future success in all aspects of life. These opportunities are open to students of all experience levels, in hopes of making high-quality education as accessible and attainable as possible.

Join us in our journey of expanding educational opportunities worldwide.

Let's accomplish amazing things together. 


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About: The Harvard Crimson’s Crimson College Coaches is a college essay consulting and editing service run exclusively by writers at The Harvard Crimson, the nation's oldest continuously published daily college newspaper. We aim to provide tailored 1-on-1 advising sessions and essay editing to help students get into the most selective colleges in the nation, acting as a constant aid and resource all the way from the brainstorming stage to final submission.

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Past Programs

July 18th - July 29th, 2022

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About: The Harvard Crimson's SJA offers high school students an amazing opportunity to learn from current Crimson staff and get acquainted with media and media-adjacent fields. SJA aims to teach high school students the fundamentals of journalism—reporting practices, writing articles, the non-content aspects of running a newspaper—while providing insight on college journalism through current Crimson editors.

Location: Cambridge, MA & Virtual

Summer Journalism Academy

April 16th - May 8th, 2022

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About: An integral part of the Harvard academic experience is Expository Writing, which allows students to hone their thinking and writing skills. The Harvard Crimson Scholars program replicates this transformative experience for high school students, empowering students to become stronger writers in an intimate classroom setting. By the end of the program, you’ll understand the fundamentals of rigorous literary analysis, have found a new mentor in a Harvard student, and strengthened your candidacy in the college admissions process. 

Location: Virtual

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Harvard Crimson Scholars

April 9th - April 10th, 2022


About: The Harvard Crimson's CJS is a two-day event for high school reporters of all experience levels. Participants will engage in workshops, simulations, and seminars led by Crimson Editors and Executives across our content boards. Besides learning from experienced college journalists, students will also have the chance to interact with professional journalists from top publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more.


Location: Cambridge, MA & Virtual

Early Registration Deadline: March 19th 

Registration Deadline: April 8th, 2022

Crimson Journalism Summit

March 5th - March 20th, 2022

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About: The Business Leadership Academy is an intensive crash course in problem solving and solution generation. Over three action-packed weekends, mentors from The Harvard Crimson’s Business Board and industry professionals from the world’s top consulting firms will teach you how to think through any problem statement to formulate a well-informed, creative, and actionable solution.


Location: Virtual

Registration Deadline: March 4th, 2022

Business Leadership Academy

January 8th - February 23rd, 2022


About: The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition brings together ambitious high school students from around the world with an interest in writing. This competition is an annual opportunity for students to showcase their talents on a global stage, compete to win exclusive educational opportunities and prizes, and explore different possibilities of a future in writing.

Registration Deadline: January 19th, 2022

Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition

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