Writopia Lab runs creative writing workshops for children and teens ages 6 to 18. The Meringoff Foundation’s is providing multiyear support for its Write to Recognition program, which offers 50 young NYC writers from low literacy and low income backgrounds weekly creative writing workshops and one-on-one tutorial sessions throughout the school year. Our funding is specifically earmarked for Write to Recognition’s college access work with its high school participants.
“Erinda used to HATE writing; now, after three years of being a Write to Recognition scholar, she sees herself as a writer. When I try to correct her writing these days, she tells me: "Mom, I know how to write; I go to writing school". Her confidence improved tremendously this year. I look forward to her writing and illustrating her book one day.”