Help us ensure another ten years of young people finding their voices, turning pain to power, transforming their ideas into accomplishments, and achieving their award-winning potential regardless of their economic status.

Who We Serve

Enthusiastic Writers

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.

Reluctant Writers

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!

In 2015, about 15% of our participants described themselves as “reluctant writers” — most of whom “hated” writing — when they enrolled. By the end of the trimester, 96% of our writers said they liked or loved writing.

Diversity at Writopia

Socioeconomic Diversity

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 financialaid@writopialab.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.

LGBTQ

Writopia Lab provides a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth to write, share, and connect with others.

Disability Diversity

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.

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