It is an honor to share that WordPlay has been awarded one of ArtsWave's competitive Catalyzing Impact grants for a new pilot project to be launched in the upcoming 2017-18 school year: The WordPlay Writer's Room at Aiken High School.
The WordPlay Writers Room is a new pilot developed with Aiken High School to enhance students' experience, outcomes and celebration of learning and literacy through creativity.
Having partnered with Aiken to provide after-school programming for 5 years,we have developed an "embedded arts" model in a richly redecorated room of the Aiken building, offering WordPlay's school-day presence as an extraordinary opportunity to provide equitable accessto creative programs that EVERY student in the school can benefit from.
WordPlay will also provide all students with school-day access to the new WordPlay Writer’s Room, a dedicated space in the school that will serve as WordPlay’s home base in the school as a “creative opportunity hub” where students can attend regular workshops and self-directed creative projects in the literary, visual and performing arts during study halls, lunch periods, and after-school.
This pilot is also developing creative experiences with staff in a multitude of ways for grades 7-12 to augment classroom curriculum, reaching every student in the school during class-time.
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