Youth Writing Festival

The Youth Writing Festival (YWF) gives students an exceptional opportunity to build literacy skills. Students meet each weekday morning during the months of June and July. Participants write essays, stories, and poems, benefit from individual tutoring, and the camaraderie of small study groups. This summer we will focus on providing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) related activities, have expert visitors, and there will be a few field trips. The result is extraordinary—participants uncover new creative impulses, develop confidence in themselves as writers. In some cases, participants compose their first pieces of writing ever outside of assignments for school.

A published Anthology of their written work is created and every student has an opportunity to share during a public reading at the closing ceremony for families and friends. Take a look and read last summer’s Anthology of students’ creative works in our publications/media section.

The registration fee is $200 payable at the moment of registration. This fee will cover the entire month of the program and will include daily snacks.

(We accept registrations on a first come first serve basis)

YWF Summer 2017 Dates and Times:

June 19th- July 14th, 2017  Monday-Friday; 9 am- 12 pm

At West Berkeley, Richmond, and Redwood City/North Fair Oaks sites