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Young Writers Program

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General Agency Information
Name: Young Writers Program
Address: 400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-466-5829
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description: The Young Writers Program began in 2012 and has worked steadily (and successfully!) to support students in their writing. Organizationally sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, for the first four years it was a project of Santa Cruz Writes, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing literary opportunities for Santa Cruz County residents. Santa Cruz Writes was co-founded by Jory Post, Julia Chiapella, and Karen Ackland. Beginning initially with an In-Classroom Project, the Young Writers Program added a Dedicated Writing Room Project, an After-School Writing Center Project (the Word Lab), and partnered with Museo Eduardo Carrillo to create the Hablamos Juntos Project. With its tremendous growth, the Young Writers Program became its own non-profit in 2016, fiscally sponsored by the Arts Council Santa Cruz County.

ELIGIBILITY: High School Diploma, writing/teaching/tutoring experience
Programs: Check out our website to see the different projects we're working on this year!
Volunteer Info: If you're interested in volunteering contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or call (831)466-5829. Volunteers commit to a 6-8 week program that meets twice a week for one hour.
Publications: The Young Writers Program has published over 30 books and other publications comprised of students' work. Publications are available for purchase at Bookshop Santa Cruz.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Contact for information
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: Call for Information
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: County Government
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Julia Chiapella
Executive Director, Young Writers Program
400 Encinal St
Santa Cruz , CA  95003
Contact Persons: Volunteer Coordinator
400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz , CA  95003
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Educational Programs
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
Writing Instruction
This agency was last updated on March 19, 2019.