Become a BSM Sponsorship Partner


We love our sponsors! Support JLI middle and high school student publications with a full-or-partial-page sponsorship ad that acknowledges your gift and commitment toward improving educational outcomes for underserved youth.

The deadline for sponsorships for our 2023 issue is January 7, 2023.


Black Student Magazine is published annually in February. Print copies are distributed to schools, libraries, and community centers through the Willamette Valley. The digital edition is available online through our website.


If you would like to sponsor Black Student Magazine, please contact our Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships, Glenda Gordon, at, or fill out the form below.

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  • Please include the name of the business purchasing ad space.
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What is Black Student Magazine?

Intended for all audiences, Black Student Magazine engages middle and high school students nationwide in a celebration of Black culture designed to elevate and amplify seldom-heard voices and viewpoints. Released annually each February, project participants have opportunities to improve their writing, research, and communication skills. Following two successful years of printed editions in Oregon and Washington, future Black Student Magazine editions will be fully interactive and designed for smartphone consumption, incorporating video, audio stories, and photojournalism slide shows.


Students who engage in journalistic storytelling earn better grades, become stronger writers, and are better prepared to excel professionally. Journalistic learning also builds character, and it strengthens critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership skills.


Black Student Magazine’s History:
In 2021 we launched Black Student Magazine (BSM), an after-school program that trains Black youth in Oregon to create their own media for publication. In partnership with Lane County Education Services District, JLI mentored Black middle and high school students countywide in creating our first issue of BSM The project invites participation from peers and allies from all ethnic and racial backgrounds who support its intent. Lane ESD supports the county’s 16 school districts, encompassing approximately 70,000 students. The African American/Black Student Success Plan (HB-2016), Oregon Cultural Trust, and the Autzen Foundation provided funding in the support of the program. In addition, we received sponsored half- and full-page ads from numerous local businesses and community organizations. We thank all of our sponsors for their support.

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