Richard & Freda Flerlage Foundation Awards $1,000 to WordPlay Cincy

The Richard & Freda Flerlage Foundation recently granted WordPlay Cincy $1,000 in support of the teen summer programs, Human w(R)ites and WordUP. This local grant provides opportunity for Cincinnati teens to write freely on their thoughts and feelings of our many rights. This grant will support teaching students how to be open and speak frankly on their basic freedoms by allowing a safe place for them to use their voices free from criticism and judgement.

WordPlay is honored to receive this grant from the Richard & Freda Flerlage Foundation, valuable to expanding upon our teen summer programming according to the 5 elements of our holistic approach to working with youth: Personal Development, Innovative Approaches to Learning, Community Building, Creative Expression, and Future Orientation. Together, with the Richard & Freda Flerlage Foundation, we are able to extend the opportunities for empowerment through education that can be transformative.

The teen summer programs will focus on creative writing and sharing on themes of community building, and current events; as well promoting self reflection, personal development, and goal setting. They will also offer spoken word performance opportunities for interested participants. Finally, open to all ages, a drop-in writing lab will take place. where staff writers will offer a helping hand with any ongoing creative writing project the students may have.

The Richard & Freda Flerlage Foundation supports organizations that touch upon subjects of education and human relations. The foundation has a liking for organizations that focus on the overall quality of life and improving the lives of others.

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