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Summer Writing Workshop

Summer Writing Workshop Be part of Youth Communication's 39th annual intensive summer writing workshop. Get one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write personal stories about your life, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers. Participate in writing lessons and group activities exploring your own experiences with inequality and how to address it. No prior experience is required, but you must be able to attend for all six weeks.

Applications must be received by May 18, 2018.

Click here for info and to apply
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Two YCteen Writers Receive Prestigious Award

Two <i>YCteen</i> Writers Receive Prestigious Award YCteen writers Jovani Hernandez and Mario Sanchez were both awarded Posse Scholarships. Jovani will attend Franklin and Marshall College. Mario will attend Lafayette College.

Both writers were also named semifinalists in the prestigious 2017 New York Times College Scholarship Program.

Mario writes, “Because I was involved with YCteen, I was able to show the Posse Foundation that I was capable of being a talented writer. The fact that my writing has been published a couple of times is beyond believable.”
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Congrats to Winners of Writing Contest #243

Congrats to Winners of Writing Contest #243 Congratulations to the winners of our most recent writing contest, who submitted essays in response to the #NeverAgain movement to challenge the National Rifle Association's opposition to gun control laws.

Read the winning essays
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