Jan 3, 2020

A Look Back at 2019

Write Our World has been going through a season of program growth, opportunity and publicity to close out the 2019 year.


We have been busy programming at Aurora Public Schools, Horizons at Colorado Academy, Alicia Sanchez International School and Kiana International School.  Teachers have been trained and eBooks are currently in the process of being created.  


In the spring of 2019, Write Our World received a grant from the Junior League to create, develop and implement programs with a Family and Community Engagement focus.  We have a committee who is currently creating a standard curriculum outlining the learning objectives and goals for this program and plan to implement it across 2 schools in the Denver area in 2020. 

Write our World has also secured a sponsorship from Book Creator and Julie Carey, Write Our World's founder, was highlighted in a blog post, found here: WOW Blog Post on Book Creator


We also had the opportunity to participate in the CoTESOL conference in Denver, CO on November 8th & 9th, giving a keynote address and providing a workshop for eager educators looking for unique ways to engage their bilingual students. 

Lastly, Julie was featured on KGNU in a Radio Interview talking about the journey of Write Our World and the benefits this organization has on bilingual youth worldwide. 

In 2020 we are focusing on restructuring our membership to allow more access to books and provide more opportunities for youth, educators and families to access content on our website. Stay tuned for these updates in 2020!

Aug 19, 2019

New Key Partnerships Bring Exciting Growth

Young Aurora authors share their work
Young Aurora authors share their work

Through four new key partnerships, Write Our World has been able to expand its network of authors and bring exciting new programs to life!  

Over 75 new kids joined our community of young authors through three new educational partnerships around the Denver area. In the northwest, immigrant students at Alicia Sanchez International School in Lafayette, Colorado, created ebooks in an after school literacy program. To the east, the Aurora Welcome Center Summer Camp guided 60 K-8 students from a wide variety of countries to share their identities through bilingual ebooks during a program at Paris Elementary. In the south, Horizons at Colorado Academy, guided 14 bilingual 4th graders in sharing their stories. We are so grateful to have their voices added to our library and can't wait to read their submissions! 

We are also extremely honored to have been among the small, select group of Denver nonprofits to be awarded a Literacy Grant by the Junior League of Denver to celebrate its 100th Anniversary! Through this financial partnership, we are developing an original Write Our World Intergenerational Storytelling Program to bring to two elementary Denver Public Schools in 2020.

As always, thanks for being such vital members of our team through your generous support!

May 22, 2019

Stories of Identity

A excerpt from a book by Mongolian youth in Alaska
A excerpt from a book by Mongolian youth in Alaska
Everyone in this world has an identity, something that they identify themselves as.  This is a distinct characteristic that can describe who someone is or believes in.  Write Our World aims to help youth become empowered to share their identities through ebook authoring.  Youth are encouraged to talk about their culture, families, language, holidays, religion, schools and much more.  Imagine immigrating into a new country, being forced to learn a new language, new customs and to make new friends.  This is the reality of many young people around the world.  Write Our World gives these young people the opportunity to write in their native languages, talk about their culture and preserve their identity.  
We are excited to be working in a few different summer camps around metro Denver and have continued to have books submitted from various schools.  Most recently, Alicia Sanchez International School in Lafayette has submitted memoirs into the digital library and Steamboat High School is completing biographies to be submitted into the library.
Write Our World has also been selected as the Keyonte Speaker for the CoTESOL conference in Denver.  We are excited to be chosen to share our work and inspire educators!
We have shared a couple of excerpts from books in our digital library here on GlobalGiving.  To read more, visit our website: www.writeourworld.org
A book about the Marimba of Todos Santos
A book about the Marimba of Todos Santos
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