Learning Opportunities

Grit, Empathy and Vision

When passionate youth mentor with talented pros, they not only grow as writers, but they develop core skills that affect every area of their lives. In Inklings programs, youth learn practical strategies for developing as artists, gain creative momentum, and tap into the power of their voices as they share their work with peers and a reading audience.

A Challenge for Every Writer

Whether you’re looking to dive into a big project, a self-serve online course, or long-term individualized attention, there’s an Inklings program for you.

Online Courses

Work at your own pace through one of our game-filled learning experiences.

Drafting Workshop

In the Drafting Workshop, you’ll join a group of creative writers who are in the midst of a big project, just like you.

Set personal goals, track your progress, get inspired, connect with like-minded peers, and ultimately, write more!


Work one-on-one with a mentor on the project of your choice. We offer ongoing mentorships, one-time editorial letter mentorships, and intensive publishing mentorships.

Why online programs?

Online tools make it possible for busy authors and pros to work and connect with youth even if they don’t live in the same neighborhood. The added plus we didn’t even expect? Video conferencing and Google docs make collaboration even more comfortable for mentors and youth, upping focus, specificity of instruction, and growth. A win-win!

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