This year so many teens will miss out on summer programs that can help them develop new skills, make new friends, and prepare for the future, but the Morehead Writing Project’s Power Your Story Summer Writing Camp can offer all that and more – safely online!
Comprehensive literacy and communication skills are essential for college and professional success. Power Your Story can help teens develop new skills and enhance their writing as well as add new experiences to their portfolio for college and scholarship applications.
Power Your Story Young Adult Literacy Lab is open to high school writers (rising eighth graders through graduating seniors) from Kentucky and beyond and will focus on solutions journalism. Our young writers will choose an overlooked and misunderstood issue touching their community and will be guided through the process of crafting a long-form news story for publication. Long-form journalism is a branch of journalism that generates longer and more in-depth articles than the typical news story. The camp is scheduled for the first two weeks in June. Young writers can attend either week or both if they choose:
- Week 1 June 1-5
- Week 2 June 8-12
Registration for the camp is $80 for one week or $150 for two weeks.
Dr. Deanna Mascle of Morehead State University and Sarah Webster of Gallatin High School will provide non-evaluative support for the camp M-F through a combination of morning meetings (no more than 90 minutes), daily writing prompts and activities the writers will work on independently, and small group workshops in the afternoon or evening.
Contact MWP Site Director Dr. Deanna Mascle for more information.