Young Writers' Challenge

The Young Writers’ Challenge was created to give kids aged 8-14 an opportunity to put their minds to the test and challenge their abilities. Held twice a year, participants will have the chance to write their own books. They can choose to write a picture book or a chapter book, and opt for either fiction or nonfiction. Rules and Eligibility

  • Shannon, Parent

    "I recommend it on a daily basis. I have a reluctant writer but this program is so engaging and creative that my little almost forgets she is writing and gets lost in the imaginative spark she gets from the videos. Thank you!"

  • Ryan Marsh, Parent

    “This program has changed my son's life and we are forever grateful. We are thrilled with the successes that he has enjoyed from this experience.

  • Ms. Makos, 3rd Grade Teacher

    "There is magic inside this folder. And when I say 'magic,' I mean whatever Stan put in here sparked such a fire in our students that they wanted to write."

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Everything You Need

In this digital age, we want to give kids physical items they can hold and keep. Your child gets a unique felt folder packed with a full-color activity book, a rough draft book, a special pencil, an "I'm an Author" wristband and a hardcover book for their final draft. Rules and Eligibility

  • Folder
  • Student Activity Book
  • Video Lessons
  • Rough Draft Book
  • Hardback Book

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What If I Win?

Winners of the Challenge will have their books professionally illustrated and published through the Leap for Literacy Publishing Program.

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  • Development of Important Skills

    100% of teachers and administrators agree that Share Your Story enables students to practice crucial, standards-aligned skills. This data underscores that SYS serves as a powerful platform for writing skill development.

  • User-Friendly Experience

    An impressive 85.7% of teachers believe that Share Your Story is easy to use. Ease of use fosters a supportive environment, allowing educators to focus on teaching and students to engage more deeply in the curriculum.

  • Student Enjoyment

    An impressive 90.5% of teachers think that their students enjoyed the Share Your Story experience. SYS turns writing into an enjoyable adventure, motivating students to express themselves creatively.

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"To the stars through hardships." 

This Latin phrase reminds us that even when things get tough, we can push through and achieve amazing things. It's all about not giving up, no matter the challenges we face, especially when aiming for big dreams or exploring new things.