My name is Sydney, I'm 17, and I'm starting a non-profit organization.
Long story short, I’m starting a FREE creative arts program for teenagers in Atlanta with behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse issues. My organization, The W.R.I.T.E Spot, is going to host monthly workshops led by other Atlanta teenagers that are pros at what they do and are passionate about connecting with others.
At the workshops, the participants can attend breakout sessions about Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, song-writing), Drawing/ Painting, and Photography. I’m working on getting some local adults involved in leading the sessions, too! I just sent out promotional flyers yesterday and I’ve already got 14 kids signed up! Most of them are in foster care, DFCS custody, or transitional housing… so they’re really excited about this. We’re supposed to host the first workshop in February. But, I need to raise $6,000 to pay for the art supplies for the workshops and legal fees to become an official non-profit organization.
If you can donate anything at all, I’d be really grateful!! Please reblog this to spread the word! Thank you in advance! There’s a much more detailed story (and pictures!) on my fundraising page, right here.