Information for Parents: PJ Our Way (PJOW) Design Team 2016 – 2017

Posted July 28, 2016  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Deadline is October 30, 2016!
To request an application, a parent or guardian can email:

What is the PJOW Design Team?
In keeping with PJOW’s goals to empower kids and showcase their creative work, all PJOW members are eligible to apply to be a part of the national Design Team.  Every year, the national Design Team develops most of the content viewed on the PJOW website.  Over 100 videos, reviews, blogs, and author interviews have been produced by Design Team members.  Local, community-based Design Teams have also been created, inspired by the success of the national team.  Now in its fourth successful year, national Design Team members have the opportunity to make videos, meet authors, write content for the website, and serve as local ambassadors for their communities.

How does it work?
Members of PJOW may apply to be part of the national Design Team. The Design Team has early access to PJOW books and creates videos, reviews, polls, quizzes, and blogs for the website.  The team meets monthly via video conference with PJ Our Way Content and Program Coordinator, Saskia Swenson Moss, and, starting this year, will also be supported by Teen Leader, Hannah Plotkin (Design Team 2014).  Design Team members gain writing, design, communication, collaboration, and analytical skills.  They participate in team-building workshops, form friendships with peers from all over the country, and develop quality content in a safe and fun environment. 

Who is eligible?
Design Team participants must be PJOW members residing in North America. The 2016-17 Design Team will consist of 10 PJOW members chosen by application reviewed by the PJOW team.

Key Dates:
  1. August 1, 2016:  applications for Design Team made available
  2. October 30, 2016:  applications for Design Team due
  3. November 2016:  new Design Team members notified
  4. November 2016-May 2017:  Design Team meets to create content for PJOW

For more information:  

Contact Saskia Swenson Moss: ž- 413-276-0821

Click here to read what other parents have said about their child’s Design Team experience!

“It was a pleasure to watch Margalit grow as a part of the PJOW Design Team.  We particularly loved to see her working with her brothers to create video book reviews and to share her finished product with our friends and family.”
- Ricki and Andrew, Mom and Dad of Margalit, 10, Pennsylvania


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