August 30, 2012 by witshouston
With 80 writers on our roster, we are excited about the new school year and community projects and partnerships that have been developed. We continue to engage children in the pleasure and power of reading and writing, and our vision is to continue to revolutionize the way reading and writing are taught, nurturing the growth of the imagination and awakening students to the adventures of language.
With the addition of 23 writers this year, we hope to expand our reach and continue to fulfill our mission:
-Every child deserves a holistic education that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and personal responsibility.
-Writing is an art that must be practiced and developed over time.
-Low-income students can thrive and grow through high-quality art education programs.
-The relationship between the WITS writer and the classroom teacher is a partnership.
-WITS supports classroom teachers as they adopt new approaches to teaching creative writing.
-WITS writers reflect Houston’s diversity to meet the needs of the community.
-Everyone has a personal story to tell. WITS provides opportunities for storytelling and the skills needed to do it well.