The Tattoo will go on forever, or as close to forever as we can do it! It is not connected to the Press or the JRC and won't share whatever fate befalls the newspaper.
We are in the process of creating a nonprofit called Youth Journalism International that already carries out the educational mission we've been doing for many years. It currently has scores of teens in more than a dozen countries writing on all sort of topics under our tutelage.
Of course, all of this is funded almost entirely by us so if things get tough financially, it will get harder for both organizations to function. But I have no doubt at all that whatever happens, we'll keep doing both because they are important and we enjoy doing the work with all these talented, wonderful young people.
It keeps our idealism alive.*******
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