On Giving Tuesday, our generous donors helped us raise over $4,000 to support writing workshops in Manchester, NH and Highgate, VT as part of our Year of the Book grant program. One of the goals of the Year of the Book program is to increase enthusiasm for reading and writing and encourage kids to do these activities more often. Writing skills are critical to children’s future success. By making a gift to CLiF, you helped give low-income, at-risk, and rural kids the joy of writing!
These two Year of the Book schools will host genealogist Natalie Kinsey-Warnock for 6-day writing/storytelling workshops through her Storykeepers program. Natalie shares her family stories from growing up on a farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, which inspired her many books for children and young adults. She teaches students how to research their own family histories and share those stories with their community (pictured above is a student sharing her work from the Storykeepers program). These workshops impart many important skills students will use in school and beyond.
We’re so grateful to everyone who helped make this Giving Tuesday a success. Thank you for giving kids the gift of writing!
We’re now accepting applications for our 2022-2023 Year of the Book grant program, open to elementary schools in NH and VT. Learn more & apply here. Spread the word to your local school!