You are the gift!



As we approach this season of giving and thanks, we want to extend our appreciation to all of you for all that you've given during the year.

As you know, this site is managed by Young Writers Project, a passionate, small band of people that helps thousands of youths around the U.S. and world become better writers so they can succeed in school, college and beyond. Writing is a vital skill and we believe more needs to be done to help kids become proficient.

By continuing to provide us financial support you help pay for our time -- and the time of leading experts and artists -- to provide youths guidance and encouragement on or leading a workshop.

And NOW your donations can help an at-risk child participate in our new donation-based formal online learning center, The YWP Academy.

SOME OF YOU may soon be getting letters from us asking for additional support. We hope you can help. This is a difficult time for non-profits and we need all the help we can get. Your $5, $25, $100 donations add up. We appreciate each and every one of them.

As an update: We have opened YWP Academy to a small group of youths -- including one each from England, Sri Lanka and France -- who are trying out our learning modules. They love them! And they're working very hard on their own time. So we think we have a winning formula. (And they are helping us smooth out the rough edges and fix some minor problems for us to have the FULL GRAND OPENING in January.)

And don't forget: Our free, online respectful teen writing community is open to ALL youths ANYWHERE, so if you know some youths who like to write or who want to get better at it, send them to They will get feedback, support and may get published all over including on our showcase magazine, The Voice!

I give thanks for the many kindnesses in our world,

geoff gevalt