This week on The Local Take I talk with Kalin Thomas from the Wren's Nest about their call for mentors.
The Wren's Nest Scribes Program is based off the 826 National - Write Your Way Forward program. The twelve-week program takes place at Brown Middle School in the fall and KIPP Strive Academy in the spring of each school year. Participants apply for the program and they can accept as many children as they have mentors.
For the last five years middle schoolers are mentored to by professional and freelance writers once a week. Journalists, public relations professionals, teachers and even avid readers work one on one with each student to craft a short story around a specific theme.
Kalin explains the stories are published in a book that is available for sale at the Decatur Book Festival.