TEEN PUBLISHING PROJECT
Telling stories that have impact
During Summer Leadership Academy, Reach tutors can elect to engage in various aspects of the book publishing process. Tutors can write, illustrate, research, photograph, and more – producing material that can be shared for years to come.
BOOKS IN CIRCULATION
These diverse narratives give a glimpse of life through the teens’ eyes. Titles like Deena Misses Her Mom, about a child dealing with her mother’s incarceration, and The Hoodie Hero, which tackles bullying, give teens a chance to create characters that young readers feel connected to.
Not only do our teens get to add the word “author” to their resume, but Reach goes on to use these stories to motivate and inspire the young students in the After-School Tutoring program. Every year Reach is honored to give away 2,500 books to schools and organizations in Washington, D.C. that serve students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to appropriate and relevant texts.