My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA
This was the first year I used the Young Writers' Program in my classroom. I couldn't believe the enthusiasm generated by the whole process. I had students who had never written much of anything setting goals for themselves and writing whole novels. I wrote along with my students and found the writer's banter that we tossed back and forth to be exhilarating. Students enjoyed the peptalks posted by published authors, they liked the materials I was able to use in the classroom including the tracking poster and finalists' buttons. Several plan to move along to the Script Writing Frenzy. Others can't wait until starting YWP again next year. I will definitely use this wonderful writing program again in the fall.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Writing my own novel with my students and watching them enjoy the fun of first time authorship.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make the prize at the end - the published book - easier for students to obtain.