Lena’s Birthday Wish: Deeper Impact

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Short Summary
I’m turning fifty this summer! And you all know how passionate I am about Writopia Lab and our mission to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children of all backgrounds through creative writing. We are doing tremendous work, but I want to reach more children! We have a huge immigrant population in Westchester County, and I want our Spanish speaking friends to feel the thrill of communicating effectively though the most powerful unifier of all: STORY.

I am asking you to donate to Writopia Lab so that we can partner with Neighbors Link in Mount Kisco, whose mission is to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants. We are proposing two programs with them:

1. Summerlinks: A week-long 90 minute per day Fiction and Fun program for fourteen 4th and 5th graders ($1,500)

2. Pipeline: An after-school program for teens who are at risk for not graduating from high school. We would bring Writopia Lab’s Spoken Word program to them this fall ($1,500)

The first $3,000 will go towards our work with Neighbors Link. Anything over that will go towards Scholarships to WriCampia, our two-week sleepaway camp. (Need-based, $3,550)

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