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Creative Writing with Writopia Lab

 

Creative Writing with Writopia Lab

To foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing. Write-to-Recognition is Writopia Lab's program which enables 50 low literacy writers to attend three semesters of Writopia Lab's creative writing workshops on full scholarship. In addition to their workshops, these 50 writers also receive 30 hour-long private sessions with volunteer tutoring mentors. With that hope that in private sessions with Write to Recognition mentors, each writer will gain a command of their writing style and voice as well as the confidence to submit their work for publication.

Writopia Lab is in need of volunteers who find it easy to be supportive and enthusiastic about young writers' work and who can learn to be thoughtful mentors and guides. They prefer applicants who are on track for a degree in English or Education, or those who have already completed this degree.

They are also seeking for volunteers with experience in Regents and standardized test prep, high school equivalency tests, resume building, and admissions essays who feel confident in working with oldest teens who are transitioning out of foster care or treatment facilities for incarcerated youth.

WHAT: volunteer mentors work one-on-one with our low literacy writers on improving their grammar and mechanics through individualized, revision-based lessons. Each week during a private session, mentors read the piece their writer is working on and identifies a skill they need to improve. Every writer has a different level of literacy and different technical aspects they need most help with.

WHERE: 155 West 81st Street, Suite A New York NY 10024 Manhattan Upper West Side

WHEN: Weekly Commitment Starting;10-21-2019

TO APPLY: Please email jocelyn@writopialab.org
*This is not a New York Cares Project*

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Writopia Lab fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.