Write On! celebrates 25 years of meaningful writing this year. We are proud to continue such a beautiful program. Happy ~silver~ anniversary, Write On!
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Write On! is a children’s literacy program run by the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. We work with the Lea Elementary school to bring Penn students and West Philadelphia youth together in a meaningful way.
What do we do? Every week, about 30 6th through 8th graders come to the Kelly Writers House (KWH) to work on creative writing, poetry, public speaking, and much more. The students work in small groups – generally four Penn coaches for every four or five students. We laugh, we write, and we always eat snacks!
Write On! is always changing and growing — a reflection of just how much the coaches care, and how much fun the kids are having! While we spend most of our time at KWH, we have taken some special field trips to visit places such as the Institute of Contemporary Art. We try to provide our students with a fun, safe, and educational extracurricular activity. Not only do we help them write, we also help open their eyes to all of the different things they can do with their lives.