5 young authors. 3 stories. 1 published book. THEY DID IT!!!!
What do you know that you can give away? How can you change young people for life? What is your legacy, that leave-behind to the world?
Two years ago, I started a program called Your Extraordinary Story to teach middles-schoolers how to write a short story in teams.
This past year, I was invited to bring YES to an after-school program at Washington Middle School in Aurora, Ill. What an honor!!!
We published an anthology of short stories called 3 Lessons. When you write a short story, you get creative confidence - not just about writing, but about creativity and about your ideas.
THANK YOU to Dr. Burton, WMS principal, the My Genius Now grant leaders Pat Swanson and Ann McBride, and the Dunham Foundation for believing that the arts transform all of us, especially our youth. And thank you to these young authors who, with a pencil, a spiral notebook and their imaginations created beautiful, unforgettable stories.
What do you have in your wheelhouse to give away? What knowledge, tools, advice, mentorship, passion can others benefit from?