Writing is about community. Here is one amazing community organization that is helping Writing Mindset!


RAWK Writer's Room Pilot Program-Kalamazoo, MI

The RAWK Writer’s Room is a pilot program that is entering year two for the 2016-2017 school year. Here is the description from readandwritekzoo.org:

RAWK Writers’ Room (RWR) — In partnership with Maple Street Middle School, RWR offers support for classroom teachers by providing a RAWK facilitator overseeing a team of volunteers giving students supplemental one-on-one and small group time during the school day. In addition, RWR allows teachers to split larger classes into multiple teams in order to alleviate some of the stresses caused by large class sizes. The RWR team supports in-class curriculum, provides tutoring, feedback, and inspiration, while students enjoy more of their classroom teacher’s individualized attention. This small-group, project-based learning encourages voice, improves basic skills, and creates opportunities for the development of meaningful intergenerational relationships”

Read and Write Kalamazoo is a non-profit organization that is based in Kalamazoo, MI and seeks to build in all areas of literacy with all ages of community members. Please look through the above report from the 2015-2016 school year to get more information about this amazing program that will have the ability to transform learning for struggling writers.