Teen writers wanted

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Source: One Earth Writing

BY DANIEL CHERRIN
One Earth Writing, a nonprofit that connects teens across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides through writing, is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Ambassadors programs.

One Earth Writing Ambassadors are teenagers interested in exploring their writing talent through a lens of identity. They are open-minded youth with a desire to lead, who will participate in regular writing workshops led by One Earth Writing CEO/Founder Lynne Golodner, as well as co-facilitate peer workshops.

“As someone who loves literature and connecting with other cultures, the One Earth Writing Ambassadors program has been like no other,” says Ashleigh Garrison, a Detroit resident and 2017 graduate of International Academy East who was part of One Earth Writing’s first class of Ambassadors.

Interested teens must write a one-page letter explaining why they are interested in becoming a One Earth Writing Ambassador, why they will be a unique and interesting fit for this diverse group of student writers, and what they hope to do with the leadership and writing skills they gain with One Earth Writing. Teenagers (grades 7-12) are invited to submit a writing sample and letter of application at www.oneearthwriting.org/ambassadors/apply

There will be two Ambassadors programs accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. A maximum of 15 students are accepted to each class, at no cost to teens. This program is sponsored in part by a generous donation from Varnum Law.

Ambassador graduates receive a certificate of completion that counts toward six hours of community service. They are then invited to apply to become Senior Ambassadors, continuing with peers in writing workshops and assuming advanced leadership roles in planning and leading programs for their peers in the community.