National Writing Project Awards 2015 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant to Sitka Youth Program
Publication: Alaska Native News
Date: March 30, 2016
Summary: Story Lab, a storytelling and creative writing program for youth in Sitka, AL and one of the 11 recipients of a 2015 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant, is profiled in this article. NWP awards the grant with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and John Legend's Show Me Campaign.
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'I've seen students become braver, more open, and more supportive of each other through Story Lab,' Swong said. 'Parents and teachers say that our workshops make their kids more excited to write than ever before.'
The LRNG grant supports 'connected learning,' a model of education that values creating and experimenting with hands-on activities and learning in school, at home, and in the community. This year, LRNG challenged teacher-led teams to partner with out-of-school educators to create educational experiences that expand the possibilities for learning in schools."
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