My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for WRITOPIALAB, New York, NY, USA
Writopia Lab is such a wonderful organization, which has also been so important and beneficial for my daughter, that I hardly know where to begin. The writing workshops themselves are inspiring, challenging and instructive while also being highly supportive of each member’s voice and particular take on the world. And the workshops are also fun. In addition to the variety of writing workshops offered, there are also frequent opportunities for students to read their work publicly, experience their theatrical works performed by actors, and to participate (with great success, I might add), in national writing competitions.
Perhaps more importantly, the program fosters a strong sense of community among its young writers which cuts across boundaries of age, background, and the specifics of each member’s interest in writing. The unique spirit of Writopia Lab begins with its director and flows down through teachers, administrative staff and the students, who range in age from high school to early elementary school. I have watched many students’ confidence grow along with their writing skills, and this owes as much to Writopia’s atmosphere of safety, enthusiasm and peer support as it does to anything didactic. As a parent of a Writopia Lab student, my assessment of the program is: thumbs up, big time.