Why YouthWrite?  Thanks for asking!

Quite simply, we're the best...and we know what we're doing!

  • YouthWrite Society Canada has a 22-year proven track record! 
  • We offer residential camps that address and promote twenty-first century multiple literacies – that's why we have a multi-disciplinary approach to writing and creating!
  • We are inclusive and diverse!  YouthWrite reaches out to participants who are on the margins, whether because of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or financial circumstances.
  • YouthWrite invites superbly talented and reputable instructors who represent the many facets of the performing, visual, musical, dance, film, and written arts.
  • We believe creative arts and creative writing are the foundation to critical and creative thinking, and our course/ curricular design reflects this.
  • We broaden young writers' global and environmental awareness.
  • We address multiple learning styles:  linguistic, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial and visual, naturalistic, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences.  
  • We maintain archives—written and visual—and, as far as possible, connection with alumni, participants, instructors, and supervisors after their YouthWrite experience.


  • Our web presence and profile are updated and maintained, and we encourage participants, instructors, supers, and alumni to stay connected and involved in YouthWrite.


  • We  produce a fine quality print magazine, YouthWrite the Magazine with an ISSN number (so it is a legitimate publication credit for our participants).

 

  • We dream of taking YouthWrite beyond the borders of Alberta...