Who We Serve
We serve some of the most enthusiastic young writers in the country. Dedicated young writers come to us looking for a place to develop their craft, and for a community of like-minded peers. Our instructors work closely with these writers to develop their ideas to the fullest, and to bring out their highest level of writing. Our writers win more recognition each year for their writing than any other group of children and teens in the country, and our submissions coordinator helps our dedicated writers submit their works each month to over 50 curated recognition programs and publishing opportunities.
Writopia serves a large number of families who have enrolled with the hope that a reluctant or hesitant writer would blossom here. In Writopia’s student-driven, open, warm workshops, those children find themselves growing more confident, fluid, and happy as writers. In fact, though 15% of our 2015 writers described themselves as “reluctant writers,” by the end of the trimester, 96% of writers stated that they liked or loved writing!
Diversity at Writopia
We are considered the most socioeconomically diverse literacy/literary enrichment program in NYC. Writopia has never turned away a student whose family was unable to pay for workshops. We offer honor-based sliding scale tuition as well as a robust full scholarship program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Writopia also runs an extensive array of programs at hospitals, homeless shelters, treatment centers, schools, and at community-based organizations that serve low income youth.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Writopia fosters a creative space that nurtures the voice of writers from different races, backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. We achieve this goal through our inclusive, safe-space workshops. We also run specialized race-related workshops, such as VCR (Voice, Culture, and Race) and CSE (Critical Social Engagement), that encourage writers to process the world around them through a critical race theory lens.
Writopia Lab provides a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth to write, share, and connect with others.
Writopia seeks to foster an inclusive workshop culture in which any child or teen can have the pleasure of writing his or her own story. We have been working with students with learning, emotional, and physical disabilities since we were founded in 2007. Please let us know how we can best serve your students with disabilities.