Welcome Back, Twin Cities Young Authors!
For 826 MSP, September means back-to-school and the start of a new program year! After-School Writing Lab opened on September 9th. We are pleased to welcome back many returning young authors and excited about all the new faces as well. Speaking of new faces, the 826 MSP crew has grown a lot in September! Meet Jeannine Erickson, our new Writers' Room Coordinator at South High School, by reading our blog. We also brought three new interns on board, whom you will learn more about soon.
Our Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips for grades 2–4 will begin soon, and we still have openings for the fall semester! This is a free field trip opportunity where classes learn the essentials of storytelling, and each student leaves with their own book! Share with teachers you know, and sign up on our website.
As the month comes to an end, we have made awesome progress on our Back-to-School Campaign! We need to raise $3000 more by October 1st to unlock our matching gift of $10,000 from a generous longtime donor. You can help us serve even more young authors through our free writing, tutoring, and publishing programs by donating today. Check out our Upcoming Events below for even more opportunities to get involved—October is going to be a busy month!
See you soon!
-The 826 MSP Crew
As we begin the 2019 - 2020 program year, our students have been busy brainstorming ideas for their writing. Stay tuned for stories about family, food, and games from one of our newest young authors in grade 3, Nasra.
The Writers' Room opens to South High students on September 30th
Donate to our Back-to-School Campaign by October 1st
19th Annual Twin Cities Book Festival on October 12th
New Volunteer Orientation on October 15th
Young Authors' Book Project begins at South High on October 22nd
New Volunteer Orientation on October 24th
Volunteer at the College Essay Writing Workshop at South High on October 29th
Books for Breakfast on October 30th
From the bottom of our hearts and the Lost Ocean of Minnesota, thank you to everyone who donated to 826 MSP this month! Thank you to our volunteers as well for giving of your time and your hearts—we truly could not do this work without you!