New York City 37th Annual Teen Summer Writing Workshop

posted Apr 22, 2016, 6:53 AM by Courtney Ginsberg
Application deadline: May 20

Do you know a student who loves to write? Who wants to be published? Who wants to help other teens by sharing their personal stories?

If so, please encourage him or her to apply to our37th Annual Summer Writing Workshop. 

The theme of this year's workshop is "Be a Voice for Change." Participants receive one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise personal stories about their lives, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers. 

Activities help teens examine their personal experiences and how they fit into our larger world, particularly in this epic election year. Their stories will be published in the award-winningYCteen and Represent magazines which are read by tens of thousands of people each year. 

Participants' stories will be published in the award-winning YCteen and Representmagazines, which are read by tens of thousands of people each year. 
Participants will dramatically improve their writing, reading, and research skills. The student-to-instructor ratio is 5 to 1. Participants get a MetroCard and $7 for lunch money each day. (Youth in foster care will also receive a $600 stipend if they successfully complete the workshop.) Workshop alumni have gone on to attend colleges from Hunter to Harvard. 

No prior journalism experience is required, but teens must commit to a rigorous six-week schedule, fromJuly 5th to August 11th. We encourage you to post and distribute the attached flyer and application. The application deadline is May 20