Writing for Change

In fall 2014, the Iowa Youth Writing Project successfully launched Writing for Change, a literacy project to mentor and empower at-risk girls now in the John McDonald Residential Treatment Center in Monticello. IWF’s support in 2015 allowed the program to recruit more volunteers to mentor more girls. In addition to continuing the weekly creative writing workshops, mentors will create a curriculum to share with other writing programs and state or non-profit agencies that serve at-risk girls. The girls will give a public reading at the Englert Theater in Iowa City.