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Five days. Five hundred dollars. Middle school can be rough-- help make it better!
Five days. Five hundred dollars. Middle school can be rough-- help make it better!
19 backers pledged $651 to help bring this project to life.

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Write to Read Day is an annual middle school conference where students attend workshops around literacy and communication.  This year we have invited authors, poets, a sketch comedian, musician, graphic novelist, ASL interpreter, technologist, journalist, and a filmmaker.

Hands-on workshops let students create their own poem, artwork, comic, or short story with a professional.  Students choose their session preferences and get a schedule tailored to their interests.

We will use all funds raised to pay presenter honorariums, order volunteer t-shirts, and purchase the necessary art supplies.  We're grateful to have raised half of the money for this year by selling t-shirts.  If you missed it, you can still show your Brooklyn reader pride by being a $100 supporter!

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Risks and challenges

This is a low-risk investment! I can personally guarantee your money will go to supporting an inspiring day in the life of an East New York middle schooler.

The only serious risk is a last minute cancellation, but as educators, we think on our feet! Students will be reassigned to other workshops, or someone will be found to fill in and save the day.

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    A student-made thank you card.

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    An original creative piece produced by a student during Write to Read Day and a student-made thank you card.

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    Either an autographed hardback copy of Meg Medina's novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass or an autographed paperback copy of Torrey Maldonado's Secret Saturdays, an original creative piece produced by a student during Write to Read Day, and a student-made thank you card.

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    A "Welcome to Booklyn" t-shirt and everything previously mentioned.

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