916ink, a Sacramento association striving to improve adolescents writing skills, is releasing for purchase 5 new books this upcoming month to celebrate the end of another accomplished writing season of its Find Your Voice workshop.
The organization has had a total of 350 kids and teens attend their classes and programs this year, 150 of whom can claim to have contributed to the books.
The mission of the organization is to give kids the attention they need to properly develop and mature their writing skills.
The program “empowers students in the Sacramento region with creative writing, thereby developing strong readers and inspired writers who lead a higher quality of life due to increased literacy skills and improved academics,” according to their website.
Kids learn how to execute a number of different writing techniques in the creative genre including, poetry and fiction. They also have many work sessions centered around the art of comic book writing. Comic book author Eben E.B. Burgoon currently runs the 916ink Makes Comics program, the Character Design workshop, and the Writing For Pictures Lecture.
The organization is sponsored by Sacramento’s Building Healthy Communities, the Sacramento Public Library system, Foster Hope Sacramento, and many others.
916ink also welcomes volunteers to apply for positions helping the children. Applications can be submitted directly on their website.
Check out their website to learn about any new sessions that are starting soon or purchase one of the Find Your Voice program’s latest books.