WMWP Youth Writing Adventure 2019

$1,010
33%
Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
16 Donors
32
days left
Project ends on January 15, at 11:59 PM EST
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WMWP Youth Writing Adventure 2019

Nearly three years ago, thanks to a wonderful community of generous supporters, creative teachers, and adventurous young writers, the WMWP's Youth Writing Adventure found new life after a 10-year hiatus. We were able to make this happen for two years, but fell short on funding last year. The good news is that the funds raised were used to provide scholarships to students who wouldn't normally be able to attend WMWP youth summer writing workshops. Would you help us make YWA a reality again?

If this year's fundraiser is successful, then next spring, students and teachers will gather in South College at the University of Massachusetts to participate in workshops spanning a range of genres and topics. Students will then share their work in a larger group and will receive a paper copy of an anthology including the work of all participants.   

 

The program is hosted by the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, which is a professional development program for K-16 teachers supported by the UMass Department of English and College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The overarching goal is to cultivate community among schools, families, teachers, and students while focusing on the improvement and enjoyment of writing. Creative and exploratory literacy experiences such as these have lasting impacts. 

 

With your donation we will: 

  • Offer professional development for the program teachers
  • Create interactive workshop sessions and materials
  • Host up to 200 students from multiple schools, especially underserved urban and rural public schools
  • Guide students in their exploration and growth in multiple genres
  • Provide a full-day college campus experience—including lunch—for the students
  • Follow up with teachers after the workshop to receive final drafts for publication
  • Design a multi-genre publication of students' writing like "Emerging Voices" 
  • Distribute the publication to students and donors

Thank you for considering a gift to this project and for sharing this page with others who may want to support youth writing.

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Recognition

We will show our appreciation for your donation by including your name in our workshop program as a valued sponsor.

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2019

$50

E-Publication

In appreciation for your generous donation, your name will be included in our youth writing workshop program as a valued sponsor and you will also receive a digital publication of student writing culminating from this project.

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2019

$100

E-Publication and Student Note

In appreciation for your generous donation, your name will be included in our youth writing workshop program and publication as a valued sponsor. You will also receive a digital publication of student writing culminating from this project and a personalized thank you note from one of our student participants.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2019

$150

Print Publication & Thank-you

In appreciation for your generous donation, your name will be included in our youth writing workshop program and publication as a valued sponsor. You will also receive a printed publication of student writing culminating from this project and a personalized thank you note from one of our student participants.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2019

$200

Program Ad +

We will show our appreciation for your donation by including your ad, business card, or personal message in our youth writing workshop program and publication as a valued sponsor. You will also receive a printed publication of student writing culminating from this project and a personalized thank-you note from one of our student participants.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2019
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