The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Youth and Family Programs

WMWP youth and family writing programs offer students the opportunity to uncover creativity in multiple genres with more depth and scope than class time may allow. These program also provide teachers opportunities to improve their practice and build their professional learning networks by sharing ideas and strategies for engaging writing instruction. Youth writing programs can provide teachers and students respite from the focus on high-stakes test preparation with exploration and enjoyment of creative writing.

WMWP youth and family writing programs vary from year to year, depending on contributions and grant funding. Programs currently include a spring Youth Writing Adventure on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus and a summer writing and history camp presented in partnership with the Springfield Armory National History Site and the Veterans Education Network.

Co-Director for Youth and Family Programs: Jennifer Murphy

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