Partnership for After School Education

Issue 120

April 15, 2016

The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading. These awards are the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens. In 2015, over 1,300,000 votes were cast by young readers. Voting runs through April 25, 2016.

April 15, 2016

Girls Write Now 2016-2017 Mentoring Program

Girls Write Now (GWN) offers two distinct mentoring programs: Writing & Mentoring Program and Digital Media Mentoring Program. Each is designed to provide mentees with the tools and support to critically develop their writing skills and explore new modes of creative expression. Girls in grades 9-12 who can commit to weekly in-person mentoring sessions, monthly Saturday workshops, and special events from September 2016 through June 2017 are welcome to apply. Visit the GWN website for full eligibility requirements and an application. Priority deadline is June 1, 2016.