Would you like to help a middle school student become a published author? Do you know someone who would?
For an hour every week in February and March, you’ll meet 1-on-1 with a 5th grader at KIPP STRIVE Academy to craft a new work of fiction or nonfiction. See that picture above? It’ll look a lot like that.
After that work is done, we’ll compile the stories together for a handsome publication. Finally, we’ll all have a party for the book’s debut at the Decatur Book Festival.
Sounds like fun, right? We need 35 of you, so don’t be shy.
Here’s what you need to do to help:
1. Attend an orientation session on February 8th at 3:30pm.
2. Commit to 8 hours of service over a two month period.
3. Be available on Tuesdays between 3:00 and 4:00pm or Wednesdays between 3:15 and 4:15pm.
4. Have some sort of writing experience. You needn’t be Tolstoy, mind you. If you think you may qualify, chances are you probably do. Last year we welcomed writers, lawyers, teachers, and workaday folks like me.
Even if this program isn’t for you, I bet you know someone who would love it. And chances are, they’re totally clueless. Please forward this post along to your friends and/or enemies who might be even a little interested.