YWP 3.0: A digital community for youths across the nation where civility, creative risk, learning and free expression reign.
In a small corner of the Internet, Young Writers Project (YWP), a nonprofit, has helped thousands of VT & NH youths connect with each other, improve their digital writing skills and gain voice and audience. Strong writing skills are essential to succeed in school and the workplace. As democracy is dependent on civil, informed discussion, strong writing skills are vital for youths to fully engage in civic life and to express ideas, opinions and knowledge with clarity and power. YWP will redesign and rebuild its current Web community and open it to youths (10-21) nationwide. It will model civility, connected learning, community action and creative risk. Mentors, artists and educators will guide. We will build a generation of better writers.