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Growing Great Writers 2019

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
51 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 25, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Growing Great Writers 2019

Growing Great Writers is a mobile out-of-school-time creative writing club for Camden students in grades 4 and up, staffed by Rutgers-Camden graduate students in English and Creative Writing. We partner with after-school sites at schools and community centers to deliver a club programming that supports English/Language Arts classroom skills while emphasizing that reading and writing can be joyful, meaningful activities that build confidence. Taught with love and attention, we believe great readers and writers become great citizens.


Teaching artists plan a semester-long or year-long curriculum that introduces students to topics in writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, comics, and more. During each session, students participate in a writing warm-up and main prompt that allows them to use new skills while stretching their imaginations. To date, our program has partnered with Camden Ignite sites at Dudley Family School and Cooper's Poynt, the Salvation Army Kroc Center, and St. Anthony of Padua. 


Your gift helps support the sustainability and growth of this program, whether by compensating teaching artists for their hard work, helping us purchase books and materials, making it possible for young writers to publish or perform their work at the end of the year, or allowing us to respond to requests for partnership from new partner sites in Camden. 


Help us unlock the silly and serious writing imaginations of Camden kids!


Learn more here. 




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Your gift goes toward supplies for the program, including pocket folders, composition books, chart paper, dry-erase markers, colored pencils, pencils, and pens.


Flash fiction

Your gift provides the participants at one of our partner sites with notebooks for the school year.



Your gift supports the effective training and professional development of teaching artists, as well as making sure they have the supplies students need.



Your gift provides one hour of club time for one after-school site.



Your gift provides two hours of club time for one after-school site.