The Houston public school district (HISD) recently showcased the WITS Summer Camp on its site. Here’s how the story begins:
A blank page is not exciting to most people, but to a writer it signifies that anything is possible. Writers in the Schools (WITS) is a private, nonprofit organization in Houston that offers creative writing programs to students in grades K–12. In a classroom setting, writers teach students to transform thoughts and feelings into powerful words that take readers to new places.
Jennie Kolter Elementary third-grader Payton Campbell(left)and West University Elementary third-grader Celeste Debnam took a summer writing course from WITS Senior Writer Amy Lin (center).