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Teens: Apply now to Youth Communication's Summer Writing Workshop!

Teens: Apply now to Youth Communication's Summer Writing Workshop! Be part of Youth Communication’s 37th annual intensive summer writing workshop. Get one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise 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 story and how it fits into the larger world, particularly in this epic election year. No prior experience is required, but you must be able to attend for all six weeks. Our stories are read by thousands of people and have been republished on the New York Times Learning Network and Huffington Post. Workshop alumni have gone on to attend colleges from Hunter to Harvard.

This is a competitive program—there will be a maximum of 15 students—so start working on your application essays now! Applications must be received by May 20, 2016.

Apply online or print out the application.

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YCteen Featured on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

<em><strong>YC</strong>teen</em> Featured on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show YCteen editor Holly St. Lifer and teen writers Aniqa Tasnim, Jovani Hernandez and Melvin Pichardo were guests on The Brian Lehrer Show on March 9, 2016. They discussed the 250th issue of YCteen, which was on the topic of gender.

Click here to listen to the interview.
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Teaching Tolerance highlights our "ripple effect"

Teaching Tolerance highlights our Teaching Tolerance—a magazine that reaches 450,000 educators nationwide—highlighted the "wide-reaching impact" of Youth Communication in a feature story about our intensive writing program. As Maya Lindberg put it in her article, "Teenage writers in New York City are changing how educators and youth workers do their jobs—and how young readers see the world." Teaching Tolerance also added two of our stories to their online anti-bias curriculum. In "Change for the Better," Nhi Tong writes about adjusting as a new immigrant from Vietnam. In "Tough Guise," Melvin Pichardo describes how acting male roles on stage helped him overcome macho family expectations.
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