leading our youth
What We Offer.
Youth Leaders have opportunities to...
-Network with other creatives
-Attend creative conferences
-And much more!
Why You Should Lead.
Participants engage in various levels of mentorship, including building on a long history of sisterhood; offering peer mentorship, feedback, and encouragement by sharing their stories.
With the Youth Leadership component, mentors will guide a cohort of high school students, using their advanced understanding of literature and creative writing to help younger participants on their own writer’s journey.
Jaz first received an Associate of English Literature and then a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Technology in hopes to fund her dream of becoming a writer. In 2020, after years in the corporate world, Jaz decided to leave corporate and start her own book editing and coaching business. Since then, she has made it a point to learn as much as she can about the literary industry whether it is how to publish a book or the different stages of editing, and is determined to become an asset to the writing community.
Jasmine has been teaching high school English for sixteen years. Her passion for building literacy has been demonstrated through her work in and outside the classroom. As a literacy advocate, Jasmine looks forward to continue to use her expertise to help young people of color build their narrative skills.
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