Ended Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 at 4:39 PM
Total Donation Goal $4,104 $275.00 Funded
This campaign has ended. If you made a donation, thank you.
About this Campaign
Writing is a challenging deficit area for many youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developing their ability to communicate and express themselves is paramount to future success. The Nebraska Writers' Collective has experience teaching creative writing courses in adult correctional facilities that have been highly successful. This is an opportunity to develop and implement an 8 week creative writing program, with two teaching artists from the Nebraska Writers' Collective, for juveniles in the Lancaster County detention center - LPS Pathfinder Education Program. Requesting $3,600 plus cost reimbursement.
Providing this experience for youth who most need to find their voice, can be a life changing experience. Once developed, this program can be implemented consistently for other youth passing through our program. The Nebraska Writers' Collective program will integrate with our regular classroom studies, and be a springboard for our collaboration with Break-Free Education Partners and their national youth writing programs to engage authentic audiences and real world outcomes. Thank you for any support you can provide.
Update - Dec 14th, 2022 at 1:41PM
Our campaign has closed, and I want to truly express my gratitude and appreciation for our donors contributions. I am also pleased to inform our donors that the Nebraska Writers Collective has been able to secured additional outside funding to go ahead with the program! The combination of your funds, and their funds will allow us to provide this amazing opportunity to our students! Thank you! Thank you for recognizing and valuing the importance of our students who are working through life challenges, and providing this unique opportunity that has the potential to change their thinking, and their direction in life. Your support demonstrates that people do understand these are still children, growing and developing. Our students choices are only reflective of the things that have happened to them in their lives, and by providing new opportunities like the Nebraska Writer's Collective, we provide new experiences for them to be reflective in positive ways. Your donations make this happen. Again, thank you! I will provide additional updates, as the program takes place during second semester! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Randall Farmer, Administrator