Welcome, Educators and Advocates!

Empower Youth Writers

Last year, we mentored nearly 1000 youth writers in classes, mentorships and publishing programs. Without the support of educators and advocates like you, we simply couldn’t serve such a diverse population or wide range of students. We’re grateful for all the ways you – our community – support us, and look forward to continuing to partner with you.


How do we partner with educators and advocates?

As an educator and advocate, you are alongside youth at the heart of our Society. Our resources and programs are designed to build connection points with your classroom community. Our team of authors, illustrators and creative pros share their passion, experience, strategies and tools all with the goal of helping creative youth move the big ideas in their hearts and heads onto the page and out into the world.

Why join Society of Young Inklings?

  • Build bridges between creative pros and the youth whose powerful voices are ready to be fostered and shared.
  • Gain access to classroom perks, such as streamlined contest entry, exclusive master classes for your students, and teaching resources.
  • Be in the know about author interviews, publishing opportunities, scholarships and other special programs.

Your Inklings Starter Kit includes a Quick Start Guide to Writerly Play, the story-based lens we use to help writers individualize, map and problem-solve the creative process.


Become an Educator-Advocate Member of Society of Young Inklings:

Do you have questions? We’d love to connect with you. Reach out to Jena McNealy, our Managing Director, here.