Writing for Change

The recent closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) highlights how support for at-risk girls is dwindling. For two years IYWP led writing workshops at IJH with University of Iowa students and Iowa City community members working with girls to hone their writing skills within a community of active listeners. Writing for Change will offer similar creative writing and empowerment workshops for adolescent girls at a residential treatment home in Monticello. Implementing the curriculum developed through this writing mentorship will serve to amplify publicly the voices of marginalized girls.