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The ability to articulate oneself, whether it is through the spoken or written word, is perhaps one of life’s most difficult task. Some say great writers are born, others say they are taught. But, could it possibly be a combination of the two?

Paper Pushers is a program that encourages young people ages 13 – 18 to push the envelope of journalism. Our goal is to develop and cultivate creative thinkers, risk takers, and out the box thinkers who produce ideas that push you to think.

Selected participants get a chance to have articles featured in various publications along with our website. Paper Pushers gives participants an opportunity to build communication skills, create awareness about their school and/or programs, build portfolios, enhance literacy skills, and attend workshops related to journalism.


In the Spirit of…Writing Contest
We’re inviting high school and college students from around the world to share their thoughts and experiences about freedom.

Yes, we want you to open that laptop, power up that Smartphone, or simply pull out some paper and a pen to write a short story or create a piece of prose that describes what freedom is to you or share your experiences of freedom.

Read Across Atlanta – In support of Read Across America Day on March 2, we coordinate readings on the East Coast. We engage dozens of local professionals in classrooms across the metro area between 9 am – 3 pm sharing their experiences with students. The classroom guests share a favorite passage and thoughts on reading with middle and high school students.

Guest Readers: We are looking for guest readers in schools in Atlanta, Georgia; Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina and Raleigh/Greensboro/Charlotte, North Carolina. Interested? Please complete the form by February 1.

Educators: To have a guest visit your classroom, please complete the form and submit by February 1. Speakers are limited so please send in your request early.

Break Into Writing, a spring break writing seminar for those students who have an interest in writing and a love of learning. This week long seminar is designed to give students a deeper insight into the world of writing. From grammar lessons, to guest speakers, Break Into Writing is ideal for the student with a passion for the pen.

Fall into Literacy Series The series will run Thursdays starting September 8 until October 12, 20017 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Participants will be given a journal, snacks and a reading list.

For an application, send a request via email to or call 202-607-2780.