Program Logic Model

At Writopia Lab, youth have made Social-Emotional Learning gains in areas such as Positive Identity, Academic Self-Efficacy, Social Skills, and Self-management, which are directly linked to long-term positive behavior, thriving youth, improved academic performance, and improved workforce readiness.

Here is Writopia's Program Logic Model, a graphic that presents what we do, how we do it, and the short-term and long-term effects on our youth.


  • Multi-genre Writing Workshops for youth ages 3 to 18.
  • Summer full-day camp and Sleepaway Camp
  • One-on-One Literacy Support and Mentorship
  • Literary gatherings, events for the community, and an annual professional play festival.
  • High school and college level internships
  • Literary Magazines

Effective Practices

  • Professional writers (Instructors) provide strengths-based feedback to our youth’s writing.
  • Instructors encourage writers to choose writing projects that matter to them and set their own writing goals.
  • Instructors lead our youth through writing games that promote joy, reflection, and collaboration, and also teaching craft concepts on an intrinsic level.
  • Youth provide positive and constructive feedback on one another’s writing and collaborating on group writing games and stories.
  • Youth share their writing at readings, performances, and through the publication of our online literary magazines.

Short-Term Outcomes

  • Improved Social-Emotional Learning Skills
  • Increased joy, critical thinking, self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills, social skills, and empathy
  • Improved self-management skills and ability to set and evaluate goals
  • Increased academic self-efficacy and Self-expression/Creativity
  • Improved Writing and Literacy Skills
  • Admission to a High School and/or College of the Youth’s Choice
  • Increased Publications/Awards/Recognition

Long-term Outcomes

  • Thriving Youth
  • Continued Positive Behavior
  • Decreased Risky Behavior
  • Improved Academic Performance
  • Improved Workforce Readiness
  • Lifetime love of writing
  • Continued Positive Association with Writing
  • Confidence to share work and thoughts with peers and in public scenarios

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