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Dartmouth's MLK, Jr. Celebration has teamed up with the Young Writers Project  (YWP) to offer a series of creative writing challenges/prompts that take their inspiration from the life, works and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose legacy is a lens through which participants are asked to examine current events, issues and personal experiences. The series aims to help participants initiate conversations, articulate their views, raise awareness and instigate change around social inequities. The YWP/MLK writing challenge is open to Dartmouth students as well as local Upper Valley middle and high school* students. 

Young Writers Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping youth develop the confidence and communication skills needed to shape their world. Its work is rooted in a youth-led online community -- youngwritersproject.org -- where youth use writing, images and sound to give voice to ideas that matter to them. Working with peers, mentors and nationally recognized artists, young people develop confidence and communication skills by sharing their work, gathering feedback, making improvements and finding audiences for their best creations. It's an environment defined by respect, quality and innovation where youth discover the power of their voice.

Last Updated: 3/23/16