The Invisible Young Writers, Inc. goal is to help teachers discover, nurture, and recognize hidden writers in our classrooms.
Voice grows out of the rich soil of student writing, not from drills or lectures or admonitions, not from workbooks or textbooks.” according to Sherry Seale Swain, an author of “The Emerging Shape of Voice” published in the May 2015 issue of English Journal.
Invisible Young Voices is an Oklahoma-based organization that helps teachers discover, recognize, and provide publication opportunities to hidden young writers in their classrooms. Each year, we provide teachers with curriculum, strategies, and tools to unlock student voices. We also host an annual Young Voices Writing Contest to showcase the talent our teacher partners have nurtured through the school year.
In our age of data-driven accountability, standardized and bubbled-in testing, and failing budgets, teachers have had to narrow their curriculum to reading instruction geared to helping students fill in the right bubbles.
Invisible Young Voices seeks to find those young writers who are hiding in our public schools, undiscovered, encourage writing among diverse middle and high school students. We are seeking stories written from the heart, from students who are not your typical writers. We embolden hidden young writers through education, recognition, and publication.
Whom We Serve
- High School Students
- Middle School Students
- Secondary Teachers
Please visit the Our Team page to learn more about our volunteers.