There are so many great organizations all over the Lower Mainland. Every two weeks, we will introduce you to one to learn more about who they are and what they do.
Who We Are
The Writers’ Exchange offers fun, literacy-based programs to inner-city kids in Vancouver that remove barriers to learning and boost kids’ self-confidence. The Writers' Exchange creates a safe space for kids through fun and creative writing activities inspired by the kids’ interests and supported by volunteer literacy mentors who act as positive adult role models. In each program, kids create their own chapbook – a publication of their stories and illustrations – and participate in a book launch party where they proudly read from their books in front of their friends and families, leaving kids a tangible outcome of their hard work.
The Writers’ Exchange supports the well-being of over 650 inner-city kids every year. Programs serve kids in grades 1 to 12, and run after school, during summer breaks and in teachers' classrooms with the support of 237 volunteer literacy mentors. Writers' Exchange programs run in East and South Vancouver. All programs are free for the kids, families, and schools we serve.
- Volunteer Literacy Mentor